I searched the forum, but didn't see any comment on BORG + Dropbox, so thought I would ask:
Would ther be any complications with keeping BORG's database on Dropbox, and using it to sync across different computers? My hunch is that this would be fine, but thought I'd ask here just in case it saved a waste of time.
Background: I used BORG briefly but intensively for a project back in 2007, and find myself from time to time wishing it wasn't just "local", as I regularly work from four different machines in different locations (using WinXP, Win7, Lubuntu, and Linux Mint Xfce!). This (the Dropbox solution) just struck me as a possibility, so checking in here.
Thanks for any help with this!
It should work. The only drawback would be that an internet connection would be required to fetch the latest db files each time you switched machines and that you need to make sure it uploads the latest version before you leave a machine.
I currently switch between a few machines. I carry my db on an SD card.
Thanks for the reply, Mike. I'll try it out and see how it goes. The Dropbox "workflow" is better for me than the USB/SD solution, but they're much of a muchness, I suppose.
I'll report back my experience here in due course.
Well, as expected, but just to confirm: this works very nicely indeed. I'm not sure what size a well-used BORG H2 database would run to, but this makes it very feasible to run BORG from a common database on different machines/locations -- as long as they're connected to the internet, of course.
(It took me a moment to find the db, I should add. I was looking among files rather than for a directory!)