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Bug 235710 - fwbackups: RFE: add exclusion paths
Summary: fwbackups: RFE: add exclusion paths
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fwbackups
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stewart Adam
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-09 19:02 UTC by Bernard Johnson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: fwbackups-1.43.0-0.1.rc3.fc6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-06-21 03:58:41 UTC

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Description Bernard Johnson 2007-04-09 19:02:03 UTC
Description of problem:
Please add exclusion paths to the backup.  Both tar and rsync handle excludes. 
Here is a real world example:

I want to backup my /var/lib directories because they contain stateful
information, like my mysql databases.  However, I also use this system to build
for mock.  This currently uses 2.4G of space (cached build roots) - and since
they are cached, they are recreated whenever needed.

If I want to backup /var/lib/ and skip mock, I have to add:
+ /var/lib/a
+ /var/lib/b
+ /var/lib/c
+ /var/lib/d

etc. to the backup set.

It would be much nicer to be able to add:
+ /var/lib
- /var/lib/mock

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