Relica is designed without compromise for security, flexibility and ease-of-use. Explore a full list of features below.
Features image. Explore a full list of features below.


Your data never leaves your computer without encryption, ensuring complete privacy. Nobody can access your information in rest or in transit. With Relica, you are a customer, not a product, and we will never sell your information to a third party.

Zero-Knowledge Encryption

All your data is encrypted locally using a password that only you know: It never leaves your computer. No one else can read your backups, not even us.


With a single subscription, you can back up any number of computers. Whether you're backing up your home computer or your organization's entire catalog of network drives, Relica scales with you.


When making multiple backups to different destinations, we ensure you only need to upload your encrypted data once. Our servers take care of the rest. With large datasets, this feature can save you months, depending on your internet connection.

Transparent Pricing

Relica has no subscription tiers where you have to pay for storage you don't actually use. With a single subscription you get access to all features and usage of the Relica Cloud is completely optional.

Relica Cloud

The Relica Cloud is a fully-managed, multi-cloud solution that is entirely automated. Relica Cloud allows for up to five redundant copies of your encrypted backups, ensuring maximum accessibility and security.

Bring Your Own Cloud

With a single upload, back up to multiple cloud storage providers, your own SFTP or WebDAV servers. Relica supports over a dozen providers!

Multiple destinations

Back up any set of files to one or more destinations of your choosing: Local folders, friends' computers, your own provider or the Relica Cloud.


Relica works on Windows, macOS, Linux, and BSD, with an intuitive interface that opens right in your web browser and is the same on every operating system.


Backups are organized by snapshot, which is a consistent view of each file as it was backed up. Snapshots allow you to restore a group of files to an approximate point in time.


Backups can run automatically on a schedule you choose. If your computer isn't on or awake during a scheduled backup, it can be run at the next opportunity.

Smart maintenance

Backups need regular maintenance to ensure they're in good health. Relica takes care of this automatically.

Share your storage

Let other Relica users back up to your computer or hard drive for free. It's as easy as typing their email address and clicking a button.


Backup repositories are stripped of duplicate data to reduce storage size on disk. Careful indexing preserves all your data nonetheless.

Open source restore

Relica backups can be restored with the open source tool restic, alleviating total reliance on Relica in case of emergencies.

Incremental backups

Each snapshot is incremental, meaning the backup operations are fast and storage needs are reduced.

Symlinks and dotfiles

Advanced files such as symbolic links and dotfiles are preserved in the backup, with no default or hidden exclude lists. Relica supports ZFS filesystems.

Command line interface

Relica has an elegant, cross-platform command line interface that can do everything the web UI does. The CLI is the same on all platforms.

Retention period

You can optionally set a retention period for each destination so that old snapshots are pruned away, freeing up space. By default, snapshots are unlimited.

No dependencies

Relica distributions are completely self-contained, and its binaries do not require any external system libraries (no JRE, no Python, no libc, etc).

Any sized files

Unlike some other backup solutions, Relica supports files of any size -- at no extra cost.

No usage caps

There are no arbitrary limits to the size of backups, the number of files, or the duration to keep snapshots.

Custom backup sets

You choose what to back up: your entire local or network drive, your home/user folder, or any other specific files. We don't choose for you.