Excludes not working
Brashers, Bart -- MFG, Inc.
Bart.Brashers at mfgenv.com
Wed Mar 20 04:51:18 EST 2002
I'm a relative newbie to rsync, I use it to backup (mirror) a bunch of
Windows boxes. I mount them using samba (to avoid having to install the
cygwin version on each box) then run (using rsync 2.5.2 run from crontab)
rsync -vuaz --delete-excluded --exclude-from=/root/bin/rsync.exclude \
--modify-window=2 /mnt/pc/machine/share /backup/machine/share
It works like a charm, except for some excludes that won't work -- rsync
still copies the files. Here's my exclude file:
[~/bin]% ls rsync.exclude
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 154 Mar 1 09:34 rsync.exclude
[~/bin]% cat rsync.exclude
System Volume Information/
Temporary Internet Files/
It's the first line that doesn't work. I've tried all possible combinations
of leading and trailing slashes, stars, etc, found in the man page:
The rest (even those with dreaded spaces in the names) work. But it still
keeps copying and updating this guy's music files (lots of WAVs).
Any hints would be greatly appreciated.
Bart Brashers MFG Inc.
Air Quality Meteorologist 19203 36th Ave W Suite 101
bart.brashers at mfgenv.com Lynnwood WA 98036-5707
http://www.mfgenv.com 425.921.4000 Fax: 425.921.4040
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