Override timestamp?


#1

I’m considering importing my archive of a couple years of tarball snapshots into a restic repository. Is there any way to create snapshots with a manually-provided timestamp? I’d like to script going through and pulling all my tarballs into restic with their original dates so I end up with a repo like I’d used restic all along


#2

Sure, did you discover restic backup --help yet? It lists all the options for the backup command, including:

$ restic backup --help
The "backup" command creates a new snapshot and saves the files and directories
given as the arguments.

Usage:
  restic backup [flags] FILE/DIR [FILE/DIR] ...

[...]
      --time string    time of the backup (ex. '2012-11-01 22:08:41') (default: now)
[...]

#3

Ahh I swear I looked and missed that :-X

Thanks!