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Can someone help me with the format for unix paths in rules ?


I've trying to setup a proactive script that will backup a Linux box, but exclude certain directories (loads of large TV recording files for MythTV).

So I have a volume mounted on /store1, and within that a directory called myth that I want to exclude - but without excluding other random directories on the system that might be called myth.

Also, for this script, I'm backing up /store1 on it's own.


In rules I've selected Folder -> Unix Path -> is, and then the path I want to exclude

/myth/ (relative to the mountpoint) and /store1/myth/ (relative to filesystem root) don't seem to work, so have I got the format wrong ?

The manual days absolutely nothing about the format of what goes in the text box.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Sorry for not getting back earlier - for some reason I didn't get notified of a reply :(



IIRC (thinking back) I did try actually running the backup, not just looking at the preview. I'll have another look at it later when the engine isn't busy.

I've since found a couple of other threads on similar problems - at least I'm not alone !

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Think I've got it now :)


Here's a list of things I found.


That didn't work :

Using the preview :rolleyes: which must be what I was looking at earlier.

Using "folder" "unix path" "is like" "/store*/myth/*"


That did work :


Using "folder" "unix path" "is like" "/store1/myth/*"

Using "folder" "unix path" "is" "/store1/myth/"

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