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Restic Backup III — How to set up

Remo Hoeppli
CodeX
5 min readMar 15, 2021

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Photo by Matthew Waring on Unsplash

TL;DR

This blog post is the third of four posts about restic, a simple, beautiful, and extremely versatile file backup solution. In this post, I will guide you through a very basic setup of restic backup, including a self-hosted Minio S3 server.

The restic blog post series

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

The setup

I aim to show how restic can be used in a practical example. For simplicity, I did set up everything on a Raspberry Pi, meaning the backup repository remains on the same server. If the backup is only meant to restore accidentally deleted files, that is totally fine. If it is meant to be safe even in case of a hardware failure, it would be wise to put the backup repository on a different server or even cloud-hosted S3 storage. For further questions on how to plan such a repo, feel free to reach out via LinkedIn (link below).

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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.