So I wanted to get a backup situation going for my two main Linux machines (my Thinkpad and my home-built rig). I’ve been looking at a lot of options. I’ve settled on deja-dup (more below). The first thing that came to mind is a system that I can install a plugin for on my FreeNAS box called “bacula.” You can find additional information about it here.
I started putzing around with it, but it’s really a little overblown for what I need it for. It’s pretty complicated. And most of the instructions I found online either didn’t relate to the FreeNAS plugin (web GUI based) or were incredibly, incredibly old. So that one is out the window.