We are looking at “restic” as a backup tool for one of our labs.
I understand that there is no guarantee on backward-compatible restore between various version as “restic” is not yet “stable” (i.e. version 1.0) – is there any forecast as to when the stable version will be released.
Also, we noted that the ‘ls’ command shows the contents of a snapshot, but not file details (type, modification date, etc.) as does the Unix ‘ls -l’ command. Is there any way of getting a more verbose listing similar to the Unix ‘ls -l’ output?
Don’t worry about the stability or backwards compatibility. The entire repository format is well documented, the binaries won’t stop working out of the blue, the source code which can easily be compiled using Go is open, and in practice restic tries very very hard to be backwards compatible.