@nathand set up regular automated backups, monitoring to tell you when they fail, and TEST THEM. Until you've done a dry-run of a backup restoration it may as well not exist
@sir I agree with the testing part. Absolutely essential. I don't run enough stuff to do automated (largely) with monitoring, but I *do* test by picking a random backup and extracting the bejeezus out of it.
Borg (incidentally, as that is what I use) has `borg check` which I run after a backup to ensure everything is all set.
@nathand isobel's second law of backups, "If it isn't automated, it's not a backup, it's a snapshot."
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