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


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


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')


only repack packs which are cacheable

Options Inherited from Parent Commands


file to load root certificates from (default: use system certificates)


set the cache directory. (default: use system default cache directory)


auto remove old cache directories


set output mode to JSON for commands that support it


key ID of key to try decrypting first (default: $RESTIC_KEY_HINT)


limits downloads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)


limits uploads to a maximum rate in KiB/s. (default: unlimited)


do not use a local cache


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)


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)


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


Referenced By


Jan 2017 generated by `restic generate`