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restic-mount - Mount the repository


restic mount [flags] mountpoint


The "mount" command mounts the repository via fuse to a directory. This is a read-only mount.

Snapshot Directories

If you need a different template for directories that contain snapshots, you can pass a time template via --time-template and path templates via --path-template.

Example time template without colons:

--time-template "2006-01-02_15-04-05"

You need to specify a sample format for exactly the following timestamp:

Mon Jan 2 15:04:05 -0700 MST 2006

For details please see the documentation for time.Format() at:

For path templates, you can use the following patterns which will be replaced:
%i by short snapshot ID
%I by long snapshot ID
%u by username
%h by hostname
%t by tags
%T by timestamp as specified by --time-template

The default path templates are:


Exit status is 0 if the command was successful, and non-zero if there was any error.


--allow-other[=false] allow other users to access the data in the mounted directory

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

-H, --host=[] only consider snapshots for this host (can be specified multiple times)

--no-default-permissions[=false] for 'allow-other', ignore Unix permissions and allow users to read all snapshot files

--owner-root[=false] use 'root' as the owner of files and dirs

--path=[] only consider snapshots which include this (absolute) path

--path-template=[] set template for path names (can be specified multiple times)

--tag=[] only consider snapshots which include this taglist

--time-template="2006-01-02T15:04:05Z07:00" set template to use for times


--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

--compression=auto compression mode (only available for repository format version 2), one of (auto|off|max)

--insecure-tls[=false] skip TLS certificate verification when connecting to the repository (insecure)

--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)

--pack-size=0 set target pack size in MiB, created pack files may be larger (default: $RESTIC_PACK_SIZE)

--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)



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