[Box Backup] Exclude/Include - what am I doing wrong?
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 08:59:16 +0100
I've been trying to get this working, but somehow can't ...
I have a drive /data, of which I only want to back up three
subdirectories. Sure, I could create an entry in the config for each,
but would rather keep it together (knowing there may be additional
So I tried something like this:
> Path = /data
> ExcludeDirsRegex = .*
> ExcludeFilesRegex = .*
> AlwaysIncludeDir = /data/comics
> AlwaysIncludeDir = /data/src
> AlwaysIncludeDir = /data/contrib
Putting the "AlwaysIncludeDir" didn't work, either ... in both cases, no
files were saved ...
Using "ExcludeDir = /data" followed by the AlwaysIncludeDir statements
didn't work either, though this time everything was stored (well, at
least it started saving files from the /data directory, so I assume it
would have just stored everything ...)
What am I doing wrong? The docs don't really give away much info on the
way the filters work ... it would be nice if they worked in the way e.g.
Cisco routers do access lists ... go through the list, testing for
matching patterns - once a pattern matches, the include or exclude is
taken ... in my example, I'd just put the AlwaysInclude statements in
first, then the Exclude for /data or the Files .* ...