I’ve started backing up my
Photos.app library with restic to Backblaze. I’ve a separate restic setup that backs my computer up. However, my
Photos.app library is stored separately on an external disk(formatted as macOS Extended - journaled) and has it’s own restic setup with again, it’s own
Photos.app library is an iCloud library and in it’s preferences, I enabled it to download the originals so the entire library is on disk and takes up a storage space of roughly 150 GBs.
I successfully backed it up with the command
restic backup ../Photos\ Library.photoslibrary/ --exclude-caches \. However, when I tried to backup afterwards to reflect on the meanwhile changes, it started backing up from the beginnning of the roughly 150 GB, and not just account for the changes in between.
Why is that so? Eventually, the
Photos.app library is a file/folder structure but does restic fall short in dealing with it? Or am I missing something here.