I’m a new user to restic as well as ZFS. I don’t know if this is a comparison similar to apples and oranges but I would like to know what differences are between restic and ZFS. I understand that ZFS is a file system and restic is a backup solution. But I noted that both restic and ZFS can actually provide similar functionality too! E.g, both allow taking snapshots with minimum space overhead, both allow browsing through snapshots to observe the content of snapshotted files.
In my use case, I would like to have a snapshotted multi- terabyte ZFS file storage backed up to Wasabi S3 using restic. This way I will have multiple snapshots. Some snapshots will be in the ZFS and a lot more in the restic S3 repo.
What are some excellent cases both restic and ZFS are used for personal file storage? For me, snapshots are very important, mounting them, browsing through them is very important. S3 provider not being able to read my S3 storage due to encryption is very important.
What is your setup? How do you effectively use ZFS + Restic?
Would appreciate some light shred on this idea…
Thanks to everyone who make restic possible.