Environment Variables

Important: For always up-to-date information, please make sure to check the in-repository documentation for the config files available here.

In addition to command-line options, rustic supports passing various options in environment variables. The following lists these environment variables:

RUSTIC_REPOSITORY                   Location of repository (replaces -r)
RUSTIC_REPO_HOT                     Location of hot repository (replaces -repo-hot)
RUSTIC_PASSWORD                     The actual password for the repository (replaces --password)
RUSTIC_PASSWORD_FILE                Location of password file (replaces --password-file)
RUSTIC_PASSWORD_COMMAND             Command printing the password for the repository to stdout (replaces --password-command)
RUSTIC_CACHE_DIR                    Location of the cache directory (replaces --cache-dir)
RUSTIC_NO_CACHE                     Use no cache (replaces --no-cache)

rustic may execute rclone (for rclone backends) which may respond to further environment variables and configuration files.

Last change: 2024-02-14, commit: 5720dd8