[rear-users] Confusion over EXCLUDE_BACKUP vs. BACKUP_PROG_EXCLUDE

David Yang randomfire at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 20:45:58 CEST 2016

I should mention I'm using rsync.  Not sure if that affects which variable
is used for exlusions?  rear dump doesn't show EXCLUDE_BACKUP or
EXCLUDE_COMPONENTS.  Does that mean they are ignored for rsync backups?

On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:54 AM, David Yang <randomfire at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can someone help me understand the differences between EXCLUDE_BACKUP, and
> BACKUP_PROG_EXCLUDE and also when I need to use wildcard * to exclude a
> whole directory?  I have been struggling to tame rear into backing up only
> items that I've asked, but there's always one machine that misbehaves.
> Also, for a NFS automounted directories, do I treat it as if it's a real
> filesystem and use EXCLUDE_COMPONENTS to exclude it?  Or would I use some
> other variable?
> Thanks,
> --
> David

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