Hi! New to restic and using it with B2 backend. I’m interested in the data-deduplication as I’ll be backing up client computers that sync data amongst themselves (not a traditional server - client setup.)
For example: backing up “google drive” accounts where there are a large amount of files in common via shared folders, but not all files are in common (users still have some folders just to themselves.) And, in this example, using google drive to store PDF and Open Office files (not just the links to ‘google calc’ instances.)
B2 costs money per GB, so keeping data smaller if possible is advantageous.
I can’t tell from my research if it is OK and/or advantageous from a “data storage” perspective to have multiple clients backing up to the same B2 bucket repository? Will “test.pdf” that exists on multiple computers be stored once because someone else already committed it to the backup? Or, will this get too messy amongst clients, not work, and should be avoided?
Last point in my circumstance - I’m rolling out to 5 or 6 users - so not a major enterprise. We do have growing data storage needs, but still are very “small-office.”
We are mixed OS, but with macOS the most prevalent.
Many thanks for any pointers, advise, or further reading.