Official Binaries

Stable Releases


cargo binstall rustic-rs


scoop install rustic

You can download the latest stable release versions of rustic from the rustic release page. These builds are considered stable and releases are made regularly in a controlled manner.

There’s both pre-compiled binaries for different platforms as well as the source code available for download. Just download and run the one matching your system.

Once downloaded, the official binaries can be updated in place using the rustic self-update command (needs rustic 0.3.1 or later):

$ rustic  self-update
Checking target-arch... x86_64-unknown-linux-musl
Checking current version... v0.3.0-dev
Checking latest released version... v0.3.1
New release found! v0.3.0-dev --> v0.3.1
New release is *NOT* compatible

rustic release status:
    * Current exe: "/usr/local/bin/rustic"
    * New exe release: "rustic-v0.3.1-x86_64-unknown-linux-musl.tar.gz"
    * New exe download url: ""

The new release will be downloaded/extracted and the existing binary will be replaced.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
[00:00:00] [========================================] 4.29MiB/4.29MiB (0s) Done
Extracting archive... Done
Replacing binary file... Done
Update status: `0.3.1`!

Note: Please be aware that the user executing the rustic self-update command must have the permission to replace the rustic binary.

Unstable Builds

Another option is to use the nightly builds for the main branch, available on the nightly download page. These too are pre-compiled and ready to run, and a new version is built every night from the main branch of various repositories.

From Source

Beware: This installs the latest development version, which might be unstable.

rustic is written in Rust and you need a current Rust version.

In order to build rustic from source, execute the following steps:


cargo install --git rustic-rs

You can also directly install the latest crate from

cargo install rustic-rs


You can easily cross-compile rustic for all supported platforms, make sure that the cross-compile toolchain is installed for your target. Then run the build for your chosen target like this

cargo build --target aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu --release
Last change: 2024-06-19, commit: 979fc43