Is it possible to add descriptions (a sentence or two) to (some) snapshots?
Some snapshots are important, and I’d like add a description to them (and also protect them from policy deletion). There are tags, but tags are not suitable for descriptions. Also tags are used mainly for “organizing” snapshots.
So far tags are the only way to add additional information to a snapshot. Adding a description is tracked in Option to add description to snapshot · Issue #2376 · restic/restic · GitHub
For some inspiration about possible restic development considering these requests, you could take a look at the following rustic options
--description <DESCRIPTION> Add description to snapshot
--description-from <FILE> Add description to snapshot from file
--delete-never Mark snapshot as uneraseable
--delete-after <DURATION> Mark snapshot to be deleted after given duration (e.g. 10d)
which add a
description field to the snapshot json.
This is great! I wonder how you would display the description and “never delete” flags with rustic?
rustic snapshots --long or
rustic snapshots --json (restic, however, currently completely ignores these additional fields)