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:


Download appropriate release from

Per the installation instructions extract the zip file to the following directory:


to avoid setting enviornmental variables. This is normally the C:\Windows\System32 directory

As admin

cd C:
cd C:\Windows\system32
mklink restic.exe restic_0.9.5_windows_amd64.exe