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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Backing up certain folders not working?

From: Benjamin Dell
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Backing up certain folders not working?
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:26:32 +0100

You ABSOLUTE star!! You're spot on. Doh! Can't believe i didn't spot that.

Thanks so much.


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On 15 Oct 2009, at 10:47, Tim Riemenschneider wrote:

Benjamin Dell schrieb:
A bit of a noob question here, so apologies in advance. I have around
8 folders / files in my include list. All but one of these works. The
one that doesnt is /var/mail - i.e. i want to backup the entire mail
directory, and sub directory. Looking at the logs though, the
backed-up file size is just 4k... am i doing something wrong, or is
there a reason why it wont backup these files?

Just to add a bit more meat to the bone, this is on a centos box,
where dovecot and postfix are used for mail servers. Only thing i can
think of is that the bulk of the files (and this sub-folders) in
/var/mail use dot syntax, thus usually hidden. Could this be the reason?

Thanks in advance :)
I don't know centos, but please check if /var/mail is really a
directory. (Several years ago I had a linux-box with DLD-Linux, there
/var/mail was a symlink to /var/spool/mail)
duplicity does not follow symlinks, so this could be the case here, too.


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