I'm using tarsnap for backups, and it is working fine. However, to test a backup, I would like to restore it but without overwriting the current version of the files. It would thus make sense to extract the backup to a folder separate to the source folder of the backup. Can tarsnap do this?
From the manpage:
-C directory (c and x modes only) In c mode, this changes the directory before adding the following files. In x mode, change directories after opening the archive but before extracting entries from the archive.
tarsnap -f imagename -C output-dir will extract