How to upgrade borgmatic


In general, all you should need to do to upgrade borgmatic is run the following:

sudo pip3 install --upgrade borgmatic

See below about special cases.

Upgrading from borgmatic 1.0.x

borgmatic changed its configuration file format in version 1.1.0 from INI-style to YAML. This better supports validation, and has a more natural way to express lists of values. To upgrade your existing configuration, first upgrade to the new version of borgmatic.

As of version 1.1.0, borgmatic no longer supports Python 2. If you were already running borgmatic with Python 3, then you can upgrade borgmatic in-place:

sudo pip3 install --upgrade borgmatic

But if you were running borgmatic with Python 2, uninstall and reinstall instead:

sudo pip uninstall borgmatic
sudo pip3 install borgmatic

The pip binary names for different versions of Python can differ, so the above commands may need some tweaking to work on your machine.

Once borgmatic is upgraded, run:

sudo upgrade-borgmatic-config

That will generate a new YAML configuration file at /etc/borgmatic/config.yaml (by default) using the values from both your existing configuration and excludes files. The new version of borgmatic will consume the YAML configuration file instead of the old one.

Upgrading from atticmatic

You can ignore this section if you're not an atticmatic user (the former name of borgmatic).

borgmatic only supports Borg now and no longer supports Attic. So if you're an Attic user, consider switching to Borg. See the Borg upgrade command for more information. Then, follow the instructions above about setting up your borgmatic configuration files.

If you were already using Borg with atticmatic, then you can upgrade from atticmatic to borgmatic by running the following commands:

sudo pip3 uninstall atticmatic
sudo pip3 install borgmatic

That's it! borgmatic will continue using your /etc/borgmatic configuration files.