[Box Backup] Windows Exclude Dir
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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)$
Ben Summers wrote:
> Are the files on the server marked for deletion? ('X' flag shown in
> 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.
> 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
>> 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?
>> Ben Summers wrote:
>>> On 4 Apr 2005, at 04:07, Chris Hane wrote:
>>>> I have the following backup location:
>>>> 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
>>> Nick -- I assume you changed the directory separator to \ from / ?
>>> If not, then that will be a problem too.
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