Initialize a backup repository in the specified local directory

$ restic init --repo [path/to/repository]

Backup a directory to the repository
$ restic --repo [path/to/repository] backup [path/to/directory]

Show backup snapshots currently stored in the repository
$ restic --repo [path/to/repository] snapshots

Restore a specific backup snapshot to a target directory
$ restic --repo [path/to/repository] restore [latest|snapshot_id] --target [path/to/target]

Restore a specific path from a specific backup to a target directory
$ restic --repo [path/to/repository] restore [snapshot_id] --target [path/to/target] --include [path/to/restore]

Clean up the repository and keep only the most recent snapshot of each unique backup
$ restic forget --keep-last 1 --prune


restic [flags]


restic is a backup program which allows saving multiple revisions of files and directories in an encrypted repository stored on different backends.


--cacert=[] file to load root certificates from (default: use system certificates)

--cache-dir="" set the cache directory. (default: use system default cache directory)

--cleanup-cache[=false] auto remove old cache directories

-h, --help[=false] help for restic

--json[=false] set output mode to JSON for commands that support it

--key-hint="" key ID of key to try decrypting first (default: $RESTIC_KEY_HINT)

--limit-download=0 limits downloads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)

--limit-upload=0 limits uploads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)

--no-cache[=false] do not use a local cache

--no-lock[=false] do not lock the repository, this allows some operations on read-only repositories

-o, --option=[] set extended option (key=value, can be specified multiple times)

--password-command="" shell command to obtain the repository password from (default: $RESTIC_PASSWORD_COMMAND)

-p, --password-file="" file to read the repository password from (default: $RESTIC_PASSWORD_FILE)

-q, --quiet[=false] do not output comprehensive progress report

-r, --repo="" repository to backup to or restore from (default: $RESTIC_REPOSITORY)

--repository-file="" file to read the repository location from (default: $RESTIC_REPOSITORY_FILE)

--tls-client-cert="" path to a file containing PEM encoded TLS client certificate and private key

-v, --verbose[=0] be verbose (specify multiple times or a level using --verbose=n, max level/times is 3)


restic-backup(1), restic-cache(1), restic-cat(1), restic-check(1), restic-copy(1), restic-diff(1), restic-dump(1), restic-find(1), restic-forget(1), restic-generate(1), restic-init(1), restic-key(1), restic-list(1), restic-ls(1), restic-migrate(1), restic-mount(1), restic-prune(1), restic-rebuild-index(1), restic-recover(1), restic-restore(1), restic-self-update(1), restic-snapshots(1), restic-stats(1), restic-tag(1), restic-unlock(1), restic-version(1)

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