I want to automate backups with environment variables
RESTIC_REPOSITORY_FILE according to docu.
This means I added these entries in ~/.bashrc:
# Restic variables
Can you please advise which command (syntax) must be used for creating a backup of /home?
With those environment variables set (and assuming you already ran
restic init?), the syntax should be as simple as:
restic backup /home
the docs have more complex examples you can follow along with if you want. You just need to omit the repository location (
-r /srv/restic-repo in the docs) as you’ve already specified it via an environment variable.
You can also use
RESTIC_REPOSITORY=/path/to/your/restic/backup/repo directly instead of making restic read the repo path from a file. Or specify it via
-r like @shd2h said.
The files to backup must be specified via command line.