[Box Backup] interactive bbackupquery

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Tue Feb 10 21:40:33 GMT 2004


On 10 Feb 2004, at 18:41, Pascal Lalonde wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 05:31:08PM +0000, Ben Summers wrote:
>>
>> On 10 Feb 2004, at 06:50, Pascal Lalonde wrote:
>>>
>>> Maybe you should make the client not cross filesystems, like 'du -x'
>>> does, or 'dump'. Of course, this would be clearly indicated in the
>>> documentation, and users will expect this behavior. But having 
>>> bbackupd
>>> give warnings each time could become annoying. Is that what you were
>>> planning?
>>
>> I was planning to just refuse to run with error messages on stdout and
>> in the log.
>>
>> Of course, I should do more sophisticated rename tracking, but I don't
>> think the effort and the decrease in performance will be justified. I
>> prefer simple code, because there's less to go wrong.
>>
> Maybe my question wasn't too clear. What I mean is: I don't mind if
> bbackupd does not cross mount points. What I would like is a way to 
> stop
> it from complaining (a command-line flag maybe?). This way, when it
> encounters a mount point, it silently skips over it, and continues with
> the next file/directory. This is just to spare us from specifying every
> mount point as exclude patterns, thus keeping the config file cleaner 
> by
> not having very long exclude patterns specifications. It is common that
> I see a lot of stuff mounted under /var, like /var/www, /var/mail,
> /var/log, /var/postgresql, /var/tmp, etc. I have no idea of the
> complexity of doing this, though, so maybe that's what you mean when
> you say you want to keep the code clean.

Oh, I see! Have an option to automatically exclude all directories 
mounted within the location specified?

Shouldn't be too hard. Or messy.

Ben






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