Let’s say I’ve set up an sftp repository on a removable hard disk attached to host1.
Can I still access the repository when attaching the disk to some other host2? Will I run into password/encryption hassle? Are there any rules to be observed?
Scenarios: host1 has died, or host2 lives at a geographically different location without direct access to host1.
In Changing repository location everything runs on the same host.
Thanks and best regards,
It will work the same. You will just need to set up the new host
ssh server and give the right permissions to the user you will be using to read/write the repo location. Obviously, you’ll need to change your variables (if any) to
RESTIC_REPOSITORY="sftp:new_user@new_host:/path/to/your/repo". I have a repository located in a HDD attached to another host. I always make a copy of that repository to second HDD from time to time, and testing the second HDD in another host works the same as using the main repository.