Full System Backup: Exclude restic cache folder?

If I am using restic for full system backups, what will happen if restic backs up the cache folder (/root/.cache/restic) and later that is restored while restic is running? Does restic skip that on either backup or restore? Should I manually exclude it?

My backup scripts all use --exclude-caches and restic properly tags its own caches, so this becomes a non-issue.

And restic excludes its own cache directory automatically, if a cache is used :slight_smile: