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restic - Backup and restore files


restic [flags]


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

The full documentation can be found at .


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

--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) (default: $RESTIC_COMPRESSION)

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

--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-extra-verify[=false] skip additional verification of data before upload (see documentation)

--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)

--retry-lock=0s retry to lock the repository if it is already locked, takes a value like 5m or 2h (default: no retries)

--tls-client-cert="" path to a file containing PEM encoded TLS client certificate and private key (default: $RESTIC_TLS_CLIENT_CERT)

-v, --verbose[=0] be verbose (specify multiple times or a level using --verbose=n``, max level/times is 2)


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-recover(1), restic-repair(1), restic-restore(1), restic-rewrite(1), restic-snapshots(1), restic-stats(1), restic-tag(1), restic-unlock(1), restic-version(1)

Jan 2017 generated by restic generate