restic backup

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
OPTIONS INHERITED FROM PARENT COMMANDS
SEE ALSO

NAME

restic−backup − Create a new backup of files and/or directories

SYNOPSIS

restic backup [flags] FILE/DIR [FILE/DIR] ...

DESCRIPTION

The "backup" command creates a new snapshot and saves the files and directories given as the arguments.

OPTIONS

−e, −−exclude=[]
exclude a pattern (can be specified multiple times)

−−exclude−caches[=false]
excludes cache directories that are marked with a CACHEDIR.TAG file

−−exclude−file=[]
read exclude patterns from a file (can be specified multiple times)

−−exclude−if−present=[]
takes filename[:header], exclude contents of directories containing filename (except filename itself) if header of that file is as provided (can be specified multiple times)

−−files−from=[]
read the files to backup from file (can be combined with file args/can be specified multiple times)

−f, −−force[=false]
force re−reading the target files/directories (overrides the "parent" flag)

−h, −−help[=false]
help for backup

−H, −−host=""
set the hostname for the snapshot manually. To prevent an expensive rescan use the "parent" flag

−x, −−one−file−system[=false]
exclude other file systems

−−parent=""
use this parent snapshot (default: last snapshot in the repo that has the same target files/directories)

−−stdin[=false]
read backup from stdin

−−stdin−filename="stdin"
file name to use when reading from stdin

−−tag=[]
add a tag for the new snapshot (can be specified multiple times)

−−time=""
time of the backup (ex. ’2012−11−01 22:08:41’) (default: now)

−−with−atime[=false]
store the atime for all files and directories

OPTIONS INHERITED FROM PARENT COMMANDS

−−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

−−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 repo, this allows some operations on read−only repos

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

−−password−command=""
specify a shell command to obtain a password (default: $RESTIC_PASSWORD_COMMAND)

−p, −−password−file=""
read the repository password from a file (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)

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

−v, −−verbose[=0]
be verbose (specify −−verbose multiple times or level n)

SEE ALSO

restic(1)