How to inspect your backups

Backup progress

By default, borgmatic runs proceed silently except in the case of errors. But if you'd like to to get additional information about the progress of the backup as it proceeds, use the verbosity option:

borgmatic --verbosity 1

This lists the files that borgmatic is archiving, which are those that are new or changed since the last backup.

Or, for even more progress and debug spew:

borgmatic --verbosity 2

Existing backups

Borgmatic provides convenient flags for Borg's list and info functionality:

borgmatic --list
borgmatic --info

Scripting borgmatic

To consume the output of borgmatic in other software, you can include an optional --json flag with --create, --list, or --info to get the output formatted as JSON.