With the demise of Crashplan for Linux I need a system for backing up my home desktop.
My intent is to run a local backup server to guard against things like hard drive crashes and then use offsite storage to mitigate the risk of fire/flood/meteor.
I plan to use Borg because it will work with the offsite storage provider I've chosen and because it's supposedly simple to run a Borg server on a linux OS. I looked first at the Raspberry Pi 3 but found reports that the network and hard drive interfaces were too slow to be viable.
- Very quiet. Ideally no fans. I don't know where I'm going to put it but if it ends up in my bedroom I don't want to hear it.
- Reliable and fit for purpose (Cheap hardware is nice but my backups have to be there when I need them)
- My overall budget is $200. If it's a single-board computer I will also need to buy a hard drive. If there's an all-in-one product with hard drive storage included I can go up to $200.
- Must run Linux and have the horsepower to run Borg Server (but from what I've read if it can run Linux it can run Borg)
- Requires minimal hardware skill to set up. I'm not a hardware hacker. Plugging stuff in is about as far as my skill extends.
- Small form factor
Research I've already done: in no particular order
- OrangePi Plus2 (negative reviews, however that was 2 years ago)
- PrimeSystems Core 2 (concerned about noise, size)
- ODROID-XU4 (expensive!)