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Scan the repository and show basic statistics


restic stats [flags] [snapshot ID] [...]


The "stats" command walks one or multiple snapshots in a repository and accumulates statistics about the data stored therein. It reports on the number of unique files and their sizes, according to one of the counting modes as given by the --mode flag.

It operates on all snapshots matching the selection criteria or all snapshots if nothing is specified. The special snapshot ID "latest" is also supported. Some modes make more sense over just a single snapshot, while others are useful across all snapshots, depending on what you are trying to calculate.

The modes are:

Refer to the online manual for more details about each mode.

Exit Status

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


-h,  --help[=false]

help for stats

-H,  --host=[]

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


counting mode: restore-size (default), files-by-contents, blobs-per-file or raw-data


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


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

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)

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Referenced By


Jan 2017 generated by `restic generate`