[Box Backup] Windows Exclude Dir

Chris Hane boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Mon Apr 11 04:02:20 BST 2005


I'm not sure what was wrong - it probably had something to do with the 
trailing / I had on the Path to be backuped?

Anyway, I deleted and recreated the backup store and everything seems to 
be working fine now.

One thing though, the bbackupd.conf example ExcludeFilesRegex did not 
work on the windows client.  I played around a bit and got this one to work:

        ExcludeFilesRegex = .*\.(mp3|MP3)$

Chris....

Ben Summers wrote:

>
> Are the files on the server marked for deletion? ('X' flag shown in 
> listing)
>
> Is so, then it's worked, and the files will be removed when the soft 
> limit is exceeded. To force removal, temporarily set the soft limit to 
> a very small amount, and wait for housekeeping to complete.
>
> Ben
>
>
> On 7 Apr 2005, at 03:46, Chris Hane wrote:
>
>> I removed the trailing \ from the Path=C:\Data\
>>
>> However the c:\data\music directory is not being removed from the 
>> backup store.  When I use bbackupquery (from the windows command 
>> prompt), I can cd to the directory and ls it's contents on the backup 
>> server.
>>
>> Question: how long should I want before I can expect the directory to 
>> be removed.
>>
>> Also, I am running this on a laptop so bbackupd is not running on the 
>> client 24x7.  It is on for roughly 6-8 hours at a time.  And I have 
>> been running the with the new configuration for over 6 hours without 
>> seeing any of the files in ..\music deleted.
>>
>> I would turn on extended logging; but there is a ton of it on the 
>> server and/or client.  If there is something I should be looking for 
>> in the extended logging I can turn it on.  Jet let me know what to 
>> look for.
>>
>> In case it makes a difference, the directory I am backing up 
>> (c:\data) is over 10GB with ~9000 files.  Could that make a 
>> difference in the time it takes to see the music directory removed 
>> from the backup?
>>
>> Chris....
>>
>> Ben Summers wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On 4 Apr 2005, at 04:07, Chris Hane wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have the following backup location:
>>>>
>>>> BackupLocations
>>>> {
>>>>       data
>>>>     {
>>>>                 Path = C:\Data\
>>>>         ExcludeDir = C:\Data\music
>>>>         ExcludeDir = C:\Data\mysql
>>>>         ExcludeDir = C:\Data\Download
>>>>         ExcludeDir = C:\Data\Eudora
>>>>     }
>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> I just looked at my data on the backup server and everything in the 
>>>> C:\Data\music directory is being backup ed.  Did I miss something?
>>>>
>>>> Is the ExcludeDir command case sensitive?  Altough, I have the 
>>>> correct case so I'm not sure that's the problem.
>>>>
>>>> Thoughts as to why this directory is being backup ed?
>>>>
>>>> Client: Windows XP (boxbackup v0.09fWin32 as reported by bbackupquery)
>>>> Server: Linux (boxbackup latest)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Try removing the last \ from the Path ? It has to match on the 
>>> entire thing, and if it's not doing it quite right then you'll get 
>>> problems.
>>>
>>> Nick -- I assume you changed the directory separator to \ from / ? 
>>> If not, then that will be a problem too.
>>>
>>> Ben
>>>
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