We’re proud to announce that restic 0.12.0 has been released today! This release packs many speed improvements in several restic commands. For example, we expect that the garbage collection process (
restic prune) will be an order of magnitude faster for almost all users. In addition, you can now configure how much data should be optimized (via
--max-repack-size) and how much unused data is allowed to remain in the repo (via
--max-unused). These flags gives you more control over how long
restic prune will take overall, and also allow you to have several shorter runs of
restic prune instead of a single long one. A special thanks goes out to Alexander Weiss for these indeed awesome improvements in particular, but also to all the other contributors who work on restic!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://restic.net/blog/2021-02-14/restic-0.12.0-released/