Hi everyone, and Happy New Year!
I have a quick question regarding my restic scenario. I have a dataset (~10TB) that needs to be securely geo-replicated for survivability. So the HDDs containing the restic repository will be physically moved into a different country and installed in a new server. After that, we will continue to do periodic incremental backups to the same repository that is now accessed through WAN.
So to save time and money I want to create initial backup using some server S1 at my local premise over LAN and NFS. All the perform incremental backups using some other server S2 over WAN and SFTP.
After doing preliminary tests I can see that created snapshots differ by the host name (i.e., S1 vs. S2 which is expected) and the Paths (because S1 and S2 have different relative paths towards the dataset). However, despite these differences, restic successfully detects that the backed up files are the same and avoids data duplication (great!).
I just want to confirm that what I am doing is an expected use case for restic and backing up the same files from different machines towards one repository will not cause some known problems.