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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] --include-list/--exclude-list

From: Gavin Henry
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] --include-list/--exclude-list
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 10:47:14 +0100 (BST)
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Keith Edmunds said:
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 10:25:48 +0100 (BST)
> "Gavin Henry" <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I want to do something similar, but in the examples it says that you can
>> only list a local directory and a remote one. So I thought if I make the
>> remote one / and then just exclude or include what I feel necessary,
>> then
>> that should work.
>> Am I reading things incorrectly?
> Not necessarily. You can either do "push" backups, where you initiate
> rdiff-backup from the machine which is to be backed up, or "pull" backups,
> where you initiate rdiff-backup from the machine receiving the backup. For
> a variety of reasons, which I can explain if you want, I initiate
> rdiff-backup from the machine containing the data to be backed up. Let's
> call them "local-server" and "backup-server", the latter being the backup
> repository. The command file I alluded to earlier generates commands to
> run on local-server such as:
> rdiff-backup /etc backup-server::/path/to/local-server's-repository/etc
> The command file generates multiple lines similar to above to backup
> each directory tree I want backed up. Yes, you could specify "/" and use
> --exclude-list, but I find my method is easier to understand (for me,
> anyway).
> Does that make it clearer?

Yes and no. I don't understand why you run the rdiff commands on the
machine to be backed up.

What I have is:


All I want is to change:


to something like / and add in an $option3 after:


for the include/exclude list, instead of having lots of seperate rdiff


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