how to exclude large files from backup list.
wmatthews at sepaton.com
Wed Jun 16 12:46:24 GMT 2004
It is the 55 function variety of Swiss Army Knife already and my boss is asking me to add yet another blade. :-)
From: Chris Shoemaker [mailto:c.shoemaker at cox.net]
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:51 PM
To: Wayne Davison
Cc: rsync at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: how to exclude large files from backup list.
On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 12:05:09AM -0700, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 10:34:18AM +0800, Jiang Wensheng wrote:
> > I am using a computer to back up files from another computer
> > automatically. I want to exclude large files from backing up. How can
> > I do that?
> Either create an exclude list manually before running rsync or create a
> transfer list and use --files-from (the "find" utility has options that
> would help you). Adding an option to make rsync do this wouldn't be
> very hard, but no one has written such an option (that I know of).
IMHO, that's _because_ "find" already does this, and so it should be.
I think rsync may already be in danger of becoming that 101-function
Swiss army knife that's just got so many features that it's unwieldy
OTOH, I did find the --compare-dest=DIR option useful today, and
that appears spurious at casual glance.
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