[Box Backup] ExcludeDir/AlwaysIncludeDir does not work

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Mon Nov 22 17:49:08 GMT 2004

On 22 Nov 2004, at 17:40, J. Meyers wrote:

> Hello again,
> I have one small problem with ExcludeDir/AlwaysIncludeDir. Until 
> yesterday I had the following config without the AlwaysIncludeDir 
> directive, then I added it but with no effect and also no errors in 
> syslog (sure, I restarted bbackupd ;-). /var/www/dir1/html/webalizer 
> still doesn't get backuped.
>        var-www
>        {
>                Path = /var/www
>                ExcludeDir = /var/www/dir1
>                ExcludeDir = /var/www/dir2/files
>                ExcludeDir = /var/www/dir3/files
>                AlwaysIncludeDir = /var/www/dir1/html/webalizer
>        }
> I could specify a new backup name, but maybe someone has an idea why 
> this include doesn't work.

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.


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