restore command has
--verify , this should do for now, closing. Please feel free to add further comments.”
Do I understand right:
a) The “–verify” flag puts “restore” into a “simulation” mode without any write activity to the target (defined by “-t”)
b) Compare is done “byte by byte” (file in target path vs reconstructed file from backup) - not using any “hash-shortcuts” (so uncovering even the extremely unlikely case of a collision)
c) Additional files in the target tree (whether new or not backed up) will not be reported (as only files from the snapshot are compared)
c) would mean some potential to expand the functionality
Anyway many thanks to the contributors to restic for the great work!