Restic 0.15.0 Released

We are happy to announce the release of restic 0.15.0!

In this version, a new rewrite command has been implemented. This allows for removing unwanted data from existing snapshots, for example if you discover that some files were unintentionally backed up, such as files with sensitive content or files that take up a lot of space and don’t need to be backed up. Please see the corresponding documentation for more information and usage examples.

Some other notable enhancements in this release are:

Please also note that restic now requires Go version 1.18 or newer to build, because of updated dependencies needing more current language features.

To download the new release and to see a more detailed list of important changes, please head over to GitHub. If you already have restic (0.9.4 or later), you can use the self-update command to automatically download and verify the new release.

We wish to thank all of our wonderful contributors, who help making restic even better with every release as well as giving support and guidance to other restic users in the community. Thank you all!

As always, thanks for reporting any issues you encounter! To get help or provide feedback, please write a post in the forum.