First of all thank you so much for accepting me here and as well for so great tool like restic.
I just started using it (today, to be more specific), and as I consider backups a crucial thing, I am trying to understand how things works.
I am coming from some years using rsync, and would love to learn more about restic.
Well, I use Linux (EndeavourOS), installed restic, created my first backup, ran consistency checks, etc.
I just mounted a drive using restic -r /path/to/my/repo mount /mount/point and don’t understood very well how does somethings works.
I mean, I backed up 160 GB of data, more or less, and inside the new mount I have now around 1 TB of files and folders (currently I have only two snapshots created).
Inside this mount, there are a multitude of folders, like hosts, ids and snapshots. Well, I don’t understood this very well, and, of course, I am probably misunderstanding somethings and/or missing something.
You might want to check out https://restic.net/ - a lot of the concepts are explained there and it’s very useful. The hosts, ids and snapshots are just three different paths toward your data. You can backup different hosts and folders into one repo and then find them via these paths.