Exclude and delete or not delete

Andrew McGlashan andrew.mcglashan at affinityvision.com.au
Tue Dec 4 14:02:54 UTC 2018


On 5/12/18 12:36 am, Fabian Cenedese via rsync wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to exclude and delete some items but not delete
> other items. Use case:
> I'm on Windows where there are folders like recycle.bin and system
> volume information on every drive. I can exclude them while backing
> up my data drive. But I now also have other data that is excluded
> and that I want to delete from my existing backup. However if I use
> --delete-excluded then rsync tries to delete the (write protected)
> system volume information from the destination disk.
> Is there a way to get around this with only rsync parameters?
> Do I have to move the destination into a directory to get rid of
> the interfering drive root folders in the sync process?

Perhaps use read only attributes on the items that you don't want to
allow to be deleted?

Also maybe user .rsync-filter ?

Make sure you experiment with good backups, just in case it goes wrong

Hope that helps.


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