Using resticprofile from a docker image

You can run resticprofile inside a docker container. It is probably the easiest way to install resticprofile (and restic at the same time) and keep it updated.

But be aware that you will need to mount your backup source (and destination if it’s local) as a docker volume. Depending on your operating system, the backup might be slower. Volumes mounted on a mac OS host are well known for being quite slow.

By default, the resticprofile container starts at /resticprofile. So you can feed a configuration this way:

docker run -it --rm -v $PWD/examples:/resticprofile creativeprojects/resticprofile

You can list your profiles:

docker run -it --rm -v $PWD/examples:/resticprofile creativeprojects/resticprofile profiles

Container host name

Each time a container is started, it gets assigned a new random name.

You might want to force a hostname when starting your container via docker run (flags -h or --hostname):

docker run -it --rm -v $PWD:/resticprofile -h my-hostname creativeprojects/resticprofile -n profile backup


Starting from version 0.18.0, the resticprofile docker image is available in these 2 platforms:

  • linux/amd64
  • linux/arm64/v8 (compatible with raspberry pi 64bits)


Starting from version 0.18.0, the resticprofile docker image also includes rclone.

Release cycle on docker hub

The docker image is uploaded automatically on docker hub when a new release is published on github. Also, the latest tag is updated to the latest release.

Every week, the latest image is rebuilt to include the latest updates from restic, rclone and the base image (alpine).

Another image is also updated after every commit on the main branch. It’s tagged with nightly. Please be aware that this image might be unstable and should not be used in production.

Scheduling with docker compose

There’s an example in the contribution section how to schedule backups in a long running container. The configuration needs to specify crond as a scheduler.

See contrib