Restic roadmap future plans

What are future plans for restic?
I like to know when or not mount option will be avaible in Windows version of restic?

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We’re still interested in the feature. However, the current state of mount support on windows without cgo by fgma · Pull Request #2862 · restic/restic · GitHub is that is needs a significant rewrite. That is, it will be available once someone makes the necessary changes.

I won’t have time to do that any time soon, so unless someone picks up the work, I wouldn’t expect the PR to land before 2025 (yes, twenty-five), and even that is a wild guess, not a promise.


Maybe a silly question, but what are we missing today by not having that feature from the point of view of backups in Windows?

Simple restore just by sync mounted repository in Double Commander or Total Commander.

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Thanks! At this time I’m testing the classic commands and also Restic Browser.

Also Npbackup has GUI option for restore/browse existing Restic repositories (and is a way faster than Restic Browser).

Hi ZeB,

thanks for the hint with npbackup. I wasn’t aware of this possibility (browsing Restic repositories faster than Restic Browser).

Am I correct that there is no possibility to “hand-over” repo and password via command-line. It has to be stored in the *.conf-file (encrypted) and this is only possible via GUI.

You can use command line, for example: “npbackup.x64.exe --config-file=your-config.conf --backup”. But yes, passwords and other repository parameters must be first entered via GUI.