I have been looking around the documentation and the forum but I have not found anything about using
--files-from when restoring. Is there any way to make, maybe an array or something like that to make restic restore multiple files/dirs at the same time without restoring a full snapshot? What I’m trying to do is to restore multiple files/dirs using a text file to retrieve the locations (like using backup with --files-from). So far I have tried creating a temp var
restore=$(cat /path/to/text/file.txt) and then executing
restic restore --include "$(echo $restore)" [snapshotID] -t /tmp/restic_restore without any luck. At first there was a message that says:
Fatal: more than one snapshot ID specified, and using
$(echo $restore) got rid of it; now it says
restoring to /tmp/restic_restore but when I check the restic_restore directory, it doesn’t have anything in it.
The reason why I need an “array” is to make this process automatically. I have this awful script to backup using restic and I want to make the script to use
diff when indicated to make a temporary text file which will contain every removed file, and then use
--include to restore every file that was removed from the previous snapshot (comparing to latest).
The perfect solution would be to have the option to use
--files-from when restoring but if there is another way, I would appreciate the help.