It seems the policy for forgetting snapshots using keep is based on a combination between host and paths. IOW, restic groups snapshots based on host+paths. If the path+host are the same, they’re considered in the group.
Because I tend to add files to my
include file, the paths will actually grow, and suddenly
forget will not be forgetting everything I would like it to forget.
I’ve also start to tag my backups. I tag my normal big backup as
full and tag my cronjob backup as
@daily crontab -l | fish --command 'restic backup --stdin --tag crontab' if you must know).
Would be possible to consider treating a group of snapshot based solely on the tag as opposed to host+paths ? This way it doesn’t matter if I end up adding things to my paths via the include file, things will be grouped and forgotten/kept based on tag. Or is this possible already? I tried using the --tag switch and it did not have the intended behavior