Restic grafana dashboard


With the 0.9.5 release we can now stream JSON output during backup operations. I had a quick play with my ‘TIG’ stack at home and was able to display some interesting metrics very easily.

I’d be curious to know if anyone has done anything similar/better as I’m little more than a beginner with such things.

Thanks for this new feature :+1:


In my case I only export stats from restic stats, duration and exit codes to prometheus (with node-exporter’s textfile collector). So I can have a dashboard and alerts (if the backup size drops more than some percent, if it didn’t run last night…).

I use jq to format restic stats’s data:
stats --json latest | jq -r '"restic_stats_total_size_bytes \(.total_size)\nrestic_stats_total_file_count \(.total_file_count)"' > restic.prom.

and for the snapshots:
snapshots --json | jq -r 'max_by(.time) | .time | sub(".[0-9]+Z$"; "Z") | fromdate | "restic_stats_last_snapshot_timestamp \(.)"' >> restic.prom

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I like the idea of having the most recent snapshots displayed and the time they were taken. I think I will add that information too.


Very nice… as an absolute Grafana newbie (i.e. I just got it running a few minutes ago)… any pointers you can give as to how you configured the queries, and what source you are using? Are you pulling with telegraf, or direct to Grafana somehow?



Yeah you bet. I use the tail input plugin for telegraf which looks at the log files that restic generates and feeds them into my influxdb database.

The grafana query to influxdb looks something like this "SELECT last(\"percent_done\") FROM \"tail\" WHERE (\"path\" = '/your/path/backup.log')

Let me know if you need any more detail


Sorry I failed to get back, but appreciate the pointer!