Cold storage

Rustic supports to store the repository in a so-called cold storage. These are storages which are designed for long-term storage and offer usually cheap storage for the price of retarded or expensive access. Examples are Amazon S3 Glacier or OVH Cloud Archive.

To use a cold storage and not access any data in the storage for every-day operations, rustic needs an extra repository to store hot data. This repository can be specified by the --hot-repo option or the RUSTIC_REPO_HOT environmental variable, e.g.:

rustic -r rclone:foo:bar --repo-hot rclone:foo:bar-hot init

In this example in the repository rclone:foo:bar all data is saved. In the repository rclone:foo:bar-hot only hot data is saved, i.e. this is not a complete repository.

Warning: You have to specify both the cold repository (using -r) and the hot repository (using --repo-hot) in the init command and all other commands which access and work with the repository.

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