Hi all - I’m having an issue with restic and wonder if the community has any thoughts on this. While running
restic prune (version 0.9.4), I’m getting a lot of messages like:
pack file cannot be listed b28fd05981578bb98f9c22f3c60c4ec650d9687c8847aa8a568682f9c1390dab: ciphertext verification failed
The situation leading up to this was that my Nagios monitoring alerted because restic hadn’t run in a while, and I noticed there was a stale lock in the repo (which is on B2). I ran
restic unlock, which worked. I figured that probably the last backup had been interrupted or something. So I ran
restic prune with the notion that it would clean up any packs that the interrupted backup had created.
During the prune, I got dozens or hundreds of these messages, each with a different hash. They are not fatal - the process is still running. What I’m wondering is, do these indicate a serious problem with my repo? If there are packs that can’t be decrypted, I’m worried about the integrity of my data. Or are these maybe just packs that were partially written during the failed backup?
Any thoughts from people with more restic internals knowledge would be gratefully accepted.