Recovery via mount vs restore

I can restic mount and copy a snapshot out, or use restic restore.

Is there a difference? Which one is better?

Have you tried both ways to restore files? I assume so, and then you already know how they differ cosmetically and from a usage perspective.

The end result, assuming you restore the same set of files, is the same. One difference would however be that with restore you can use the --verify option, whereas when you restore from the mount you’ll have to verify the files yourself.

The one that suits your needs, requirements and use case the most.

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