-c, --config

Specify the config file to be used (must use .yml as an extension). If omitted autorestic will search for for a .autorestic.yml in the current directory and your home directory.

autorestic -c /path/to/my/config.yml


Run the CLI in CI Mode, which means there will be no interactivity, no colors and automatically sets the --verbose flag.

This can be useful when you want to run cron e.g. as all the output will be saved.

autorestic --ci backup -a

-v, --verbose

Verbose mode will show the output of the native restic commands that are otherwise not printed out. Useful for debugging or logging in automated tasks.

autorestic --verbose backup -a


With --restic-bin you can specify to run a specific restic binary. This can be useful if you want to create a custom binary with root access that can be executed by any user (opens in a new tab).

autorestic --restic-bin /some/path/to/my/custom/restic/binary