Been backing up a few machines via restic for a little while. And had played with a mount previously.
But today I made a change to a file, and then thought, actually I want that back…So started trying a restore. And not having much luck.
So here’s my file’
$ drestic.sh ls latest --path "/source" --host Melkor /source/docker-data/hass/homeassistant/querydb.sh repository 8f1e59ba opened successfully, password is correct snapshot 89ad7799 of [/source] filtered by [/source/docker-data/hass/homeassistant/querydb.sh] at 2022-04-10 21:50:01.632732896 +1200 NZST): /source/docker-data/hass/homeassistant/querydb.sh
And attempting to restore with:
drestic.sh restore latest --path "/source" --host Melkor --include=/source/docker-data/hass/homeassistant/querydb.sh --target /home/david/restor
repository 8f1e59ba opened successfully, password is correct restoring <Snapshot 89ad7799 of [/source] at 2022-04-10 21:50:01.632732896 +1200 NZST by root@Melkor> to /home/david/restor
Until you look in /home/david/restor which is empty…
Even taking out the specific filename and letting the whole directory restore, the directory is empty.
So I thought then, I’d try a mount, I’ve done this before.
drestic.sh mount /mnt/restic
repository 8f1e59ba opened successfully, password is correct Mountpoint /mnt/restic doesn't exist stat /mnt/restic: no such file or directory
But /mnt/restic does exist, and I own it.
Now my repository is on another machine, it’s not tryign to do all this on the host machine is it? I did have a look and there’s no /home/david/restic folder and no /mnt/restic on the host. But I assumed it would do all file operations on the machine making the call.
The call is a script that just executes a my restic docker container, and lets me pass in any commands, which will already know the repository location and password etc.
docker exec -it restic-backup restic $*