restic – fast, efficient and secure backup software

restic is a backup program that is fast, efficient and secure.

The software allows saving multiple revisions of files and directories in an encrypted repository stored on different backends.

restic is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Easy to configure and use,
  • Easily verify that all data can be restored.
  • Uses cryptography to guarantee confidentiality and integrity of your data. The location where the backup data is stored is assumed to be an untrusted environment (e.g. a shared space where others like system administrators are able to access your backups). Restic is built to secure your data against such attackers, by encrypting it with AES-256 in counter mode and authenticating it using Poly1305-AES.
  • Duplicate data should be de-duplicated before it is actually written to the storage backend to save precious backup space.
  • Support for “Application Keys” for BackBlaze B2.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Website: restic.net
Support: Documentation, FAQ, Forum, GitHub code repository, Twitter
Developer: restic authors
License: 2-Clause BSD License

restic is written in Go. Learn Go with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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