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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.

No-Compromise Requirements:

  • 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.

Nice-to-have:

  • Small form factor

Research I've already done: in no particular order

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    Hi HardwareRecs! I have plenty of experience on the network but this is my first question here. Please let me know if you need more information or my question can be improved.
    – Steve V.
    Oct 4, 2018 at 5:15
  • Perhaps you could take a look at some cheap used/refurbished fan-less computers. Oct 9, 2018 at 17:20

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