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Print a backed-up file to stdout


restic dump [flags] snapshotID file


The "dump" command extracts files from a snapshot from the repository. If a single file is selected, it prints its contents to stdout. Folders are output as a tar (default) or zip file containing the contents of the specified folder. Pass "/" as file name to dump the whole snapshot as an archive file.

The special snapshot "latest" can be used to use the latest snapshot in the repository.

Exit Status

Exit status is 0 if the command was successful, and non-zero if there was any error.


-a,  --archive="tar" set archive
format as "tar" or "zip"

-h, --help[=false] help for dump

-H, --host=[] only consider snapshots for this host when the snapshot ID is "latest" (can be specified multiple times)

--path=[] only consider snapshots which include this (absolute)
path for snapshot ID "latest"
--tag=[] only consider snapshots which include this
taglist for snapshot ID "latest"

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

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

--compression=auto compression mode (only available for repository format version 2), one of (auto|off|max)

--insecure-tls[=false] skip TLS certificate verification when connecting to the repository (insecure)

--json[=false] set output mode to JSON for commands that support it

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)

--pack-size=0 set target pack size in MiB, created pack files may be larger (default: $RESTIC_PACK_SIZE)

--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)
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)

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Referenced By


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