Hi, suppose I have a local file tree, such as /opt/myfiles, which I backup with restic in the usual way, to a backup drive. Let’s call this Day 1.
Then on Day 2 I need to remove all of /opt/myfiles/* locally (bec. they are not encrypted, or I don’t have local disk space, or some other reason).
Then on Day 27, I put some new files/dirs in the empty /opt/myfiles.
Can I add the new files to the original restic backup? The idea would be to then mount or restore that backup and see all the files starting from Day 1. It should look like a backup of /opt/files as if I had never removed any files locally.
In this way I can do backups and then remove the local files. (True, the resIic repo would not be a backup anymore – it would be the “source”. So I would also copy the restic repo files to somewhere else as a backup.)