Backup With Restic for Windows

Backup With Restic for Windows

Restic is a lightweight and easy to use command line backup tool for Windows and other platforms. You can use it to back up your files to USB storage, a network drive, or to various cloud services such as Amazon S3 and BackBlaze.

Restic supports de-duplication and snapshots. Overall, it’s a really fast and efficient tool for backing up.

In this video, I’ll show you how to back up using Restic in Windows.


While you can remove snapshots using “forget snapshot_id”, that data still takes up space in the backup. To reclaim the space, run the restic prune command.

More info here 👉🏾



00:00 Intro
00:16 Download and Set Up
01:54 Creating a Backup
03:12 Running a Backup
05:26 Using Snapshots
08:31 Restoring Data
12:59 Including and Excluding Files and Folders
17:05 Creating a Backup Script
19:22 Automating Backups With Windows Task Scheduler
20:59 Running A Full Restore


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