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What is restic?

It is a backup program that is fast, efficient and secure. It uses cryptography to guarantee the confidentiality and integrity of your data.
restic is a tool in the Data Backup category of a tech stack.
restic is an open source tool with 17.5K GitHub stars and 1.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to restic's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses restic?

6 companies reportedly use restic in their tech stacks, including, NKI, and infrastructure.

15 developers on StackShare have stated that they use restic.

restic Integrations

Amazon S3, Linux, Google Cloud Storage, Windows, and macOS are some of the popular tools that integrate with restic. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with restic.
Decisions about restic

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose restic in their tech stack.

Girish Sharma
Software Engineer at FireVisor Systems · | 5 upvotes · 7.7K views
Shared insights

Incremental backups of Postgres

So we want to set up an incremental backup system for our PostgreSQL instance. Right now we are only taking full dumps of our PostgreSQL instance and end up wasting a lot of disk space. We are looking into restic and pgbackrest for the incremental backups but not sure what to use. Anyone using restic or pgbackrest for Postgres backup? Any other tool we should consider?

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restic's Features

  • Secure
  • Efficient
  • Free
  • Cloud-ready

restic Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to restic?
It is a deduplicating backup program. It provides an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes it suitable for daily backups since only changes are stored. The authenticated encryption technique makes it suitable for backups to not fully trusted targets.
Amazon Glacier
In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions.
AWS Storage Gateway
The AWS Storage Gateway is a service connecting an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage. Once the AWS Storage Gateway’s software appliance is installed on a local host, you can mount Storage Gateway volumes to your on-premises application servers as iSCSI devices, enabling a wide variety of systems and applications to make use of them. Data written to these volumes is maintained on your on-premises storage hardware while being asynchronously backed up to AWS, where it is stored in Amazon Glacier or in Amazon S3 in the form of Amazon EBS snapshots. Snapshots are encrypted to make sure that customers do not have to worry about encrypting sensitive data themselves. When customers need to retrieve data, they can restore snapshots locally, or create Amazon EBS volumes from snapshots for use with applications running in Amazon EC2. It provides low-latency performance by maintaining frequently accessed data on-premises while securely storing all of your data encrypted.
Veeam Backup & Replication
It is industry-leading Backup & Replication software. It delivers availability for all your cloud, virtual and physical workloads. Through a simple-by-design management console, you can easily achieve fast, flexible and reliable backup, recovery and replication for all your applications and data.
Reliable and seamless G Suite Backup solution based on new microservices-based architecture. It autonomosly works its way around Google & Microsoft API and network failures, rescheduling and re-attempting backups to acheive compliance with protection SLAs.
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