Dumb question: progress or verbose mode during restore?

I’m doing a Restic restore – but nothing seems to be happening for a long time, then files show up, then nothing for a long time, etc.

I’ve used the --verbose option, but it’s not very verbose. Just the opposite. Is there a way to monitor progress of a restore?

Related: Progress bar for restore · Issue #426 · restic/restic · GitHub

Ah. ok, so looks like there is no progress or support --verbose on restore, and doesn’t look like there’s any plans to do it soon, as it’s considered low priority.

Does anybody have any bash or zsh trickery they can recommend that would give some semblance of “this is what’s happening” during a large restore? I’m using Google drive as a backend with rclone.

I would also be very glad if some progress indicator would arrive some day. Or at least verbosity.
I don’t expect any trick would do this.

What I do during restore is sweating, praying, smoking one cigarette after the other and watching ‘df’ output in another console to see if data is still written…

So what I’ve ended up doing is mounting the backup and just copying over the backed up files. At least then I can monitor what’s being copied.

I’ve just merged PR https://github.com/restic/restic/pull/3991 which adds a progress bar to the restore command.