I’m in the process of planning out my home backup system now, and I’m finding aspects of it a bit confusing. I’m using KeePassXC and Syncthing to great effect to keep my KeePass database synced across my phone, desktop, and FreeNAS, but Syncthing seems to work best for smaller files. I’d like to regularly backup important sections of my home directory (like software development projects) as well as wholesale image backups of my desktop, and laptop to my FreeNAS server.
I’ve seen that FreeNAS has quite a few backup plugins, like Tarsnap, and BackupPC, Bacula, and BRU Server, is there any one in particular that stands out as the best choice for my use-case?
Also, where does R-Sync fit into this backup paradigm? Is it in the same vein as Syncthing as a tool for keeping files and directories in sync? If so, why do all these other syncing tools exist if R-Sync performs the same task?
Is there a particular video you could direct me to that does a deep dive into the best backup solutions, how they work, and pros / cons?