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

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Fri Oct 6 10:46:06 BST 2006


Not especially. Excludes are done first, then includes are used to  
find the exceptions to the exclude rules.


On 6 Oct 2006, at 10:36, Tobias Balle-Petersen wrote:

> Hello
>
> Is the order of the regex'es important?
>
> 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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