exclude problem

Lars Nordin lnordin at noblesys.com
Mon Mar 21 22:53:39 GMT 2005

Thanks! That seems to do the job.

On Monday 21 March 2005 05:05 pm, John Van Essen wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, Lars Nordin <lnordin at noblesys.com> wrote:
> > I have looked on the mailing lists and through rsync documentation but 
> > still haven't solved my problem. I may be calling rsync incorrectly but 
> > problem I have is that the exclude file seems to be ignored. My final goal 
> > to replicate an entire host, excluding some files that contain specific 
> > hostname configuration things. I'm trying to start small by mirroring a
> > directory first and then later I will just specify "/".
> <snip>
> > Here is the command line I'm using.
> > 
> > rsync -avv -n --delete --exclude-from=sys_dont_replicate.list -e ssh
> > root at patron:/etc/ /etc
> Your exclude-from file is set up for a root-level rsync.  But you are
> testing from top-level of /etc, which means all your exclude paths are
> rooted at /etc/, not at /.  That's why they don't match (e.g. rsync is
> testing for /etc/etc/lilo.conf instead of /etc/lilo.conf).
> The easiest 'fix' for temporary testing is to use the root directory like
> you will be doing later, include /etc, and exclude other top-level dirs:
>   rsync -avv -n --delete --include=/etc --exclude=/* 
>  -e ssh root at patron:/ /
> Then just remove the extra --include and --exclude when you are ready to
> test the whole hierarchy.
> -- 
>         John Van Essen  Univ of Minn. Alumnus  <vanes002 at umn.edu>

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