Status & Roadmap


Below is a condensed summary of the current status of things in the project - which current issues we are aware of, what’s being worked on now and what’s on the roadmap for the future. This posting is a wiki post and will be updated from time to time.

Before filing a new issue for a problem, please search the issues [on GitHub](] and review the information on this page, as we will try our best to keep it current and up to date. If you’re lucky, there’s already a notice for an issue you encounter, and you’ll then be able to find the corresponding issue to get more information and if needed add your input to it.

Known issues (currently actively investigated/resolved or generally often raised):

  • Pruning is slow and may be problematic when the disk is full, as prune need disk space to do its work safely. A more aggressive prune is in the works. See #1153 and #1994.

  • Much memory is needed for pruning, in general restic does use way too much memory #1723.

What we’re working on right now:

  • Internal restructuring, reworking the index handling implementation (@fd0)

What we’ll focus on next:

  • Implement compression, allowing to reduce the size of backups by also compressing files (aside the current deduplication). See #21.

  • Update the repository format, in preparation for additional features

  • Look into reducing the memory usage

What’s on the roadmap in the long run:

  • Asymmetric encryption, enabling enhanced security and more resilience in certain scenarios, as well as more flexible key handling, see #187.

  • Pull-mode backups: restic process (A) on one machine logs into a different machine via ssh and runs restic (B) locally there, the process B reads the data and sends it to process A, which then stores it into some repository, see #299

Waiting for Lock


This is great stuff. I’m happy to see so much emphasis on memory and performance. I love Restic. I just need it to be faster and use less memory for it to be practical (still need to test 0.9!).

This posting is a wiki post and will be updated from time to time.

When you update this, can you post a comment saying so? Otherwise, I don’t think we’ll get a notification that the post was edited.


Ah, hm. We can try. This post wasn’t meant to be answered to… :wink: