[Box Backup] Failing in plain sight

Richard Hurt boxbackup at boxbackup.org
Mon Oct 27 19:45:56 GMT 2008


Guys, I think the thing that most threw me was that the example wasn't
quite complete (at least in my mind).  The ones I saw on the given
links didn't include the BackupLocations { ... } section identifier.
So instead of:

name
{
   Path = /path/of/directory
   (optional exclude directives)
}

I expected to see something like:

BackupLocations
{
  name
  {
     Path = /path/of/directory
     (optional exclude directives)
  }
}


Thanx!
  Richard

P.S. I have edited the Wiki to be a little more clear.
On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 3:45 PM, James O'Gorman <james at netinertia.co.uk> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 08:41:49PM +0100, James O'Gorman wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 09:38:10PM -0400, Richard Hurt wrote:
> > > WooT!  That did it.  Now the weird part is that my bunged up config
> > > file didn't generate an error AND the Wiki/docs are not very clear
> > > about exactly how this section is supposed to be.  Maybe adding an
> > > example to them will help prevent this mistake from happening to
> > > someone else.
> >
> > http://www.boxbackup.org/trac/wiki/ConfiguringAClient#ExcludingFilesandDirectoriesfromtheBackup
> > seems fairly comprehensive, but please feel free to suggest any
> > improvements to the wording. Note that 0.11 will, when released, have
> > full manual pages too.
>
> I've just remembered that Chris set a cron job to automatically update
> the man pages on the website too (although I don't think they're linked
> from anywhere):
>
> http://boxbackup.org/man-html/bbackupd.conf.html
>
> James
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