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Setting up Backups with Restic

Restic support was only added recently and our documenation for it will be expanded over time.

Step 1 - Initialize Repository

First you need to initilize the repository. This sets up the encryption and writes some supporting files. To avoid passing the repository URL and password with each command, it’s recommended to set it as shell variable:

$ export RESTIC_REPOSITORY=rest:
$ export RESTIC_PASSWORD=mysecret

To initilize the repository

$ restic init

Step 2 - First snapshot

Restic calls each backup run a “snapshot”. It is the state of a specific folder at a specific time. To take a snapshot of folder /var:

$ restic backup /var

Verify our snapshot is there:

$ restic snapshots

Further reading

You can find more on how to use Restic in the official documentation.

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