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Restic Backup I — Simple and beautiful backups

Remo Hoeppli
CodeX
5 min readMar 1, 2021

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restic — Backups done right!

TL;DR

This blog post is the first of four posts about restic, a simple, beautiful, and extremely versatile file backup solution written in Go. It is very easy to install and configure and just works pretty neat out of the box. Even though restic backup is not for everyone, I quickly fell in love with its simplicity and enjoy the peace of mind it gives me when using it for backing up my Linux servers.

The restic blog post series

Restic Backup I — Simple and beautiful backups (this post)
Restic Backup II — In action
Restic Backup III — How to set up
Restic Backup IV — Real-life examples

Introduction

Restic is a very simple and powerful file-level backup solution that was written in go and is completely open-source. It is available for Linux, BSD, macOS, and Windows and can be used with a variety of different storage backends ranging from local storage, to SFTP, REST, S3 as well as Azure blob storage and Google cloud storage. Even though restic is awesome, it is also different from a lot of well-known backup software players such as Veeam, Acronis, or Backup Exec. To see the excellence of restic I find it important to emphasize…

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Remo Hoeppli
CodeX

I am a co-founder and software engineer at Earlybyte. Further, I’m a technology enthusiast and minimalism advocate, striving for simplicity and efficiency.