[Box Backup] ExcludeDir/AlwaysIncludeDir does not work

J. Meyers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Mon, 22 Nov 2004 21:08:28 +0100

> A program logic thing which isn't caught, but probably should be.
> The problem is that /var/www/dir1 has already been excluded, so isn't 
> scanned, so it doesn't get anywhere near /var/www/dir1/html/webalizer to 
> include it. You could use Regexes to exclude things in such a way that 
> /var/www/dir1/html gets scanned.
> Ben

Thank you both Ben und Nigel for the answers.

By the way I run webalizer only once a day ;-)

Without excluding the files and every single other directory in 
/var/www/dir1 I only see a way with negative lookaheads, but they don't 

               Path = /var/www
               ExcludeDirsRegex = /var/www/dir1(?!/html/webalizer)
               ExcludeDir = /var/www/dir2/files
               ExcludeDir = /var/www/dir3/files

Nov 22 20:25:45 gate bbackupd[31316]: Starting daemon (config: 
/etc/box/bbackupd.conf) (version 0.08)
Nov 22 20:25:46 gate bbackupd[31316]: Beginning scan of local files
Nov 22 20:25:46 gate bbackupd[31316]: Opening connection to server...
Nov 22 20:25:46 gate bbackupd[31316]: Connection made, login successful
Nov 22 20:25:46 gate bbackupd[31316]: Exception caught (1/31), reset state 
and waiting to retry...

Excluding all directories in /var/www/dir1 and /var/www/dir1/html other than 
html/webalizer seems more unreliable to me than adding a new backup set only 
for the webalizer files, but my regex skills are ahhh...  limited ;-)