Reading the doc I found this:
Symlinks are archived as symlinks,
resticdoes not follow them. When you restore, you get the same symlink again, with the same link target and the same timestamps.
Which is ok for most of the use cases (actually is desired y you’re making a server backup or somethink like that), but it would be nice to have an option to overide this in some cases.
My case: we use restic to “pack” the backups bcause in this way we can restore them in other location and run some tests against them, but we don’t have the destinatino of such symlink, also this save us a lot of time.
ATM we copy the link content to a folder and then backup the “pack”, but we are talking about 8 - 20G each time we do this and even when restic is very fast doing its job (takes about 2 minutes to complete the backup) the time it takes to copy the files is huge compared to this,
I know this is a very particular use case, but it would really help to have al option like: --override-and-follow-symlink (not an actual proposal)
What do you think about this?