Re: excludes list
Brad Sims wrote:
On Thursday 29 December 2005 2:24 am, Chinook wrote:
In cloning my system I want to capture everything that is important if I
need to "rollback" to a clone, but I don't want to waste time with data
that is not needed.
For example, I might exclude anything within /tmp [?], /proc,
but not /dev, /etc, /var, /home (other than <usr>/tmp and known
fluff), /root and /opt.
Been googling around for more than over generalizations but have not
done so well yet :-)
Any comments, urls, etc would be appreciated.
Well presuming you are using rsync create a file named something like
Exclude_List. Exclude_List contains each directory to be excluded on a
separate line. When you call rsync add ` --exclude-from=$exclude_file_name.
Here is a link to the script I use to rsync my hardrive to an external usb HD.
I had gotten that far - just unfamiliar with the specifics of the Linux
file system. Found some more info though, like
which is helping me decide on specifics.
I'm fairly familiar with the various *nix tools
(note my article http://homepage.mac.com/lee_cullens/Bx3.html).
Thanks again for the reply,
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