Restic | Alt255 Blog

February 20, 2019

Restic

Intro I’ve been using the restic backup system for a bit over a year now. It seems to be working well, was easy to configure, and is speedy. It’s got the cryptos (client-side!), deduplication, snapshotting, and supports bacically all the cloud backends. I haven’t had any disasters to recover from yet, so the recovery system isn’t battle-tested from my perspective, but for one-off file recoveries, it’s worked well. Just like other common utilities, like rsync, it’s easy to configure a backup destination, called a “repository” in restic-speak, to help facilitate learning and debugging usage before committing uplink bandwidth and storage costs. ... Read more