borg-key-export - Export the repository key for backup
borg [common options] key export [options] [REPOSITORY] [PATH]
If repository encryption is used, the repository is inaccessible without the
key. This command allows to backup this essential key.
There are two backup formats. The normal backup format is suitable for digital
storage as a file. The --paper
backup format is optimized for printing
and typing in while importing, with per line checks to reduce problems with
For repositories using keyfile encryption the key is saved locally on the system
that is capable of doing backups. To guard against loss of this key, the key
needs to be backed up independently of the main data backup.
For repositories using the repokey encryption the key is saved in the repository
in the config file. A backup is thus not strictly needed, but guards against
the repository becoming inaccessible if the file is damaged for some reason.
for common options of Borg commands.
- where to store the backup
- Create an export suitable for printing and later
- Create an html file suitable for printing and later type-in
or qr scan
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