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Attention! /var/log is not backed up by default with the Linux client.

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When looking to restore some log files from a linux client, I discovered the following.


By default Retrospect excludes the following on a linux client:


character device@crw-------

block device@brw-------

socket files@srw-------






/tmp (parent directory /

/dev (parent directory /

/var/log (parent directory var

/var/cache (parent directory var


Even if you have "All Files" set it will not back up these files. You need to create a subvolume for /var/log or any other path you need, select the volume in client properties, and set the client to "Selected Volumes" instead of "Client Desktop". I hope this helps someone before disaster strikes.


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