[Box Backup] Configuration - Exclude folder except certain folder/file inside?

Tobias Balle-Petersen boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Fri Oct 6 10:08:59 BST 2006


Hi Ben.

Thanks for helping out. Thanks for great software!

Tobias


Ben Summers wrote:
> 
> On 6 Oct 2006, at 07:55, Tobias Balle-Petersen wrote:
> 
>> Hello.
>>
>> I want to backup only user_name/Library/Mail (a folder) and 
>> user_name/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist (a file) from the 
>> Library folder in my users home dirs (OS X). Nothing from 
>> user_name/Library is being backed up with the configuration shown below.
>>
>> All the ExcludeDirsRegex work as expected. The AlwaysIncludeDirsRegex 
>> and AlwaysIncludeFilesRegex seems to be ignored.
>>
>> Any ideas?
> 
> This line
> 
>>  ExcludeDirsRegex = /Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes/.*/Library
> 
> stops user_name/Library being scanned, so it never even considers 
> user_name/Library/Mail as a candidate for backing up.
> 
> So, you have to go down one level. Remove that line, then use
> 
> ExcludeFilesRegex = /Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes/.*/Library/.*
> ExcludeDirsRegex = /Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes/.*/Library/.*
> AlwaysIncludeDirsRegex = Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes/.*/Library/Mail
> 
> and extend to get the Preferences file too.
> 
> Ben
> 
> 
> 
> 
>>
>>
>> My conf:
>>
>> homes
>> {
>>  Path = /Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes
>>  ExcludeFilesRegex = .*\.MP3$
>>  ExcludeFilesRegex = .*\.mp3$
>>  ExcludeFilesRegex = .*\.M4A$
>>  ExcludeFilesRegex = .*\.m4a$
>>  ExcludeFile = .DS_Store
>>  AlwaysIncludeDirsRegex = /Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes/.*/Library/Mail
>>  AlwaysIncludeFilesRegex = 
>> /Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes/.*/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist
>>  ExcludeDirsRegex = /Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes/.*/Library
>>  ExcludeDirsRegex =  /Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes/.*/Music
>>  ExcludeDirsRegex =  /Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes/.*/Movies
>>  ExcludeDirsRegex =  /Volumes/noriB1/opendir/homes/.*/Applications
>> }
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Tobias
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