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Excluding OS X path in Server 7.7

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[R Single Server 7.7.620 on Windows Server 2003 Std SP2]

 

I am having trouble specifying excluding a Mac OS X (10.9) directory in my Proactive Backup script. I want to exclude /System/Library/Caches/ (and everything beneath it), but I haven't figured out the correct Condition which works. I've tried a (Mac OS) path as above and also as "My Volume:System:Library:Caches:" (without the quotes), but to no avail. Any suggestions as to how to specify the correct path?

 

(Yes, I realize this is setup is ancient, but what can I say - it works.)

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If you have access to the client a possible alternative would be to specify this folder as a 'Private Files/Folders/Volumes' in the 'Retrospect Client Preferences' dialog at the client. I use this method to exclude cache folders and the like from backup on my Windows Clients.

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Scillonian, thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, on the Mac client (6.3.029), the only way to specify "Private Folder/File" is by pre- or appending the bullet character ("•") to the file/dir name. And since this is in /System/, it's off-limits to rename - that is sure to break things. I guess I'll have to experiment more.

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[R Single Server 7.7.620 on Windows Server 2003 Std SP2]

 

I am having trouble specifying excluding a Mac OS X (10.9) directory in my Proactive Backup script. I want to exclude /System/Library/Caches/ (and everything beneath it), but I haven't figured out the correct Condition which works. I've tried a (Mac OS) path as above...

 

Does your version of RS Server give access to the *Unix* Path condition? If so, try that with "begins with" and "/System/Library/Caches".

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Does your version of RS Server give access to the *Unix* Path condition? If so, try that with "begins with" and "/System/Library/Caches".

Thanks for the suggestion, but that hasn't worked either.

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