restic-forget - Man Page

Remove snapshots from the repository

Synopsis

restic forget [flags] [snapshot ID] [...]

Description

The "forget" command removes snapshots according to a policy. Please note that this command really only deletes the snapshot object in the repository, which is a reference to data stored there. In order to remove this (now unreferenced) data after 'forget' was run successfully, see the 'prune' command.

Exit Status

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

Options

-l,  --keep-last=0

keep the last n snapshots

-H,  --keep-hourly=0

keep the last n hourly snapshots

-d,  --keep-daily=0

keep the last n daily snapshots

-w,  --keep-weekly=0

keep the last n weekly snapshots

-m,  --keep-monthly=0

keep the last n monthly snapshots

-y,  --keep-yearly=0

keep the last n yearly snapshots

--keep-within=

keep snapshots that are newer than duration (eg. 1y5m7d2h) relative to the latest snapshot

--keep-tag=[]

keep snapshots with this taglist (can be specified multiple times)

--host=[]

only consider snapshots with the given host (can be specified multiple times)

--tag=[]

only consider snapshots which include this taglist in the format tag[,tag,...] (can be specified multiple times)

--path=[]

only consider snapshots which include this (absolute) path (can be specified multiple times)

-c,  --compact[=false]

use compact output format

-g,  --group-by="host,paths"

string for grouping snapshots by host,paths,tags

-n,  --dry-run[=false]

do not delete anything, just print what would be done

--prune[=false]

automatically run the 'prune' command if snapshots have been removed

--max-unused="5%"

tolerate given limit of unused data (absolute value in bytes with suffixes k/K, m/M, g/G, t/T, a value in % or the word 'unlimited')

--max-repack-size=""

maximum size to repack (allowed suffixes: k/K, m/M, g/G, t/T)

--repack-cacheable-only[=false]

only repack packs which are cacheable

-h,  --help[=false]

help for forget

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`