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:https://xxxxx:firstname.lastname@example.org $ 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
$ restic backup /var
Verify our snapshot is there:
$ restic snapshots
You can find more on how to use Restic in the official documentation.