restic-backup - Man Page

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.

Exit Status

Exit status is 0 if the command was successful. Exit status is 1 if there was a fatal error (no snapshot created). Exit status is 3 if some source data could not be read (incomplete snapshot created).

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. See  ⟨https://bford.info/cachedir/⟩ for the Cache Directory Tagging Standard

--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)

--exclude-larger-than=""

max size of the files to be backed up (allowed suffixes: k/K, m/M, g/G, t/T)

--files-from=[]

read the files to backup from file (can be combined with file args; can be specified multiple times)

--files-from-raw=[]

read the files to backup from file (can be combined with file args; can be specified multiple times)

--files-from-verbatim=[]

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

--iexclude=[]

same as --exclude pattern but ignores the casing of filenames

--iexclude-file=[]

same as --exclude-file but ignores casing of filenames in patterns

--ignore-ctime[=false]

ignore ctime changes when checking for modified files

--ignore-inode[=false]

ignore inode number changes when checking for modified files

-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"

filename to use when reading from stdin

--tag=[]

add tags for the new snapshot in the format tag[,tag,...] (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 repository, this allows some operations on read-only repositories

-o,  --option=[]

set extended option (key=value, can be specified multiple times)

--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)

--tls-client-cert=""

path to a file containing PEM encoded TLS client certificate and private key

-v,  --verbose[=0]

be verbose (specify multiple times or a level using --verbose=n, max level/times is 3)

See Also

restic(1)

Referenced By

restic(1).

Jan 2017 generated by `restic generate`