Restore stdin-backup directly to a block-device + follow links


i try to replace my self-made backup-solution for LVM-based virtual machines with restic. Basic things are running very well, but i need a solution for restoring Images directly to block-devices.

Is that possible in restic. Some times I dont have enough space to restore the logical volume to a file and then copy this to the LV.

By the way: in this cases restic must be able to follow softlinks to a block-device (because of LVM internals).

Greets from Bavaria!

It could be possible to use restic dump snapshot filename > blockdevice. restore probably won’t work.

ok thank you. I cant use dump because that will transfer the entire image over a slow link. See here: Differential restore of big files

thanks for the awesome information.