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BORG-UMOUNT(1) borg backup tool BORG-UMOUNT(1)


borg-umount - un-mount the FUSE filesystem


borg [common options] umount [options] MOUNTPOINT


This command un-mounts a FUSE filesystem that was mounted with borg mount.

This is a convenience wrapper that just calls the platform-specific shell command - usually this is either umount or fusermount -u.


See borg-common(1) for common options of Borg commands.


mountpoint of the filesystem to umount


# Mounting the repository shows all archives.
# Archives are loaded lazily, expect some delay when navigating to an archive
# for the first time.
$ borg mount /path/to/repo /tmp/mymountpoint
$ ls /tmp/mymountpoint
root-2016-02-14 root-2016-02-15
$ borg umount /tmp/mymountpoint
# Mounting a specific archive is possible as well.
$ borg mount /path/to/repo::root-2016-02-15 /tmp/mymountpoint
$ ls /tmp/mymountpoint
bin  boot  etc      home  lib  lib64  lost+found  media  mnt  opt
root  sbin  srv  tmp  usr  var
$ borg umount /tmp/mymountpoint
# The "versions view" merges all archives in the repository
# and provides a versioned view on files.
$ borg mount -o versions /path/to/repo /tmp/mymountpoint
$ ls -l /tmp/mymountpoint/home/user/doc.txt/
total 24
-rw-rw-r-- 1 user group 12357 Aug 26 21:19 doc.cda00bc9.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 user group 12204 Aug 26 21:04 doc.fa760f28.txt
$ borg umount /tmp/mymountpoint
# Archive filters are supported.
# These are especially handy for the "versions view",
# which does not support lazy processing of archives.
$ borg mount -o versions --glob-archives '*-my-home' --last 10 /path/to/repo /tmp/mymountpoint
# Exclusion options are supported.
# These can speed up mounting and lower memory needs significantly.
$ borg mount /path/to/repo /tmp/mymountpoint only/that/path
$ borg mount --exclude '...' /path/to/repo /tmp/mymountpoint


$ echo '/mnt/backup /tmp/myrepo fuse.borgfs defaults,noauto 0 0' >> /etc/fstab
$ echo '/mnt/backup::root-2016-02-15 /tmp/myarchive fuse.borgfs defaults,noauto 0 0' >> /etc/fstab
$ mount /tmp/myrepo
$ mount /tmp/myarchive
$ ls /tmp/myrepo
root-2016-02-01 root-2016-02-2015
$ ls /tmp/myarchive
bin  boot  etc      home  lib  lib64  lost+found  media  mnt  opt  root  sbin  srv  tmp  usr  var


borgfs will be automatically provided if you used a distribution package, pip or to install Borg. Users of the standalone binary will have to manually create a symlink (see pyinstaller-binary).


borg-common(1), borg-mount(1)


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