Setup, configuration, and automation of restic for Windows clients
2019 Jun 23 - Brian Kloppenborg
This is the fourth post in a four-part series which discusses my backup solution consisting of a dedicated Restic backup server running the Restic REST server. This post discusses how to install and automate restic backups on Windows.
The previous posts in this series include:
- Evaluating backup solutions in which I discuss a variety of cross-platform backup solutions and why I ultimately settled on Restic.
- Configuration of the backup server
where I discuss setting up dedicated backup machine with a
btrfsRAID1 filesystem, automation of
systemdtimers, and the installation of Restic and the Restic REST server.
- Linux client configuration
wherein the installation, configuration, and automation of restic is discussed.
Automation is performed using
Download appropriate release from https://github.com/restic/restic/releases
Per the installation instructions extract the zip file to the following directory:
to avoid setting enviornmental variables. This is normally the
cd C: cd C:\Windows\system32 mklink restic.exe restic_0.9.5_windows_amd64.exe