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restic-prune - Man Page

Remove unneeded data from the repository


restic prune [flags]


The "prune" command checks the repository and removes data that is not referenced and therefore not needed any more.

Exit Status

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


-n, --dry-run[=false] do not modify the repository, just print what would be done

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

--max-repack-size="" maximum size
to repack (allowed suffixes: k/K, m/M, g/G, t/T)
--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')

--repack-cacheable-only[=false] only repack packs which are cacheable

--repack-small[=false] repack pack files below 80% of target pack size

--repack-uncompressed[=false] repack all uncompressed data

--unsafe-recover-no-free-space="" UNSAFE, READ THE DOCUMENTATION BEFORE USING! Try to recover a repository stuck with no free space. Do not use without trying out 'prune --max-repack-size 0' first.

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

--cacert=[] file
to load root certificates from (default: use system certificates or $RESTIC_CACERT)
--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) (default: $RESTIC_COMPRESSION)

--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-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)
--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)
--repository-file="" file
to read the repository location from (default: $RESTIC_REPOSITORY_FILE)

--retry-lock=0s retry to lock the repository if it is already locked, takes a value like 5m or 2h (default: no retries)

--tls-client-cert="" path to a file
containing PEM encoded TLS client certificate and private key (default: $RESTIC_TLS_CLIENT_CERT)

-v, --verbose[=0] be verbose (specify multiple times or a level using --verbose=n``, max level/times is 2)

See Also


Referenced By


Jan 2017 generated by fBrestic generatefR