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Old 05-14-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
kaplan71
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How to exclude specific directories from an rsync backup


Hi there --

I am running rsync and I want to exclude several directories from the backup. The directories in question are the following:

/usr/maui
/usr/oahu
/usr/tools

The directories in question are all NFS mounts. What is the correct syntax to use so that while the /usr directory on the local system is backed up, the NFS directories shown above are not included in it? Thanks.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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Take a look at the rsync manpage for the --filter, --exclude, and --exclude-from options.
 
Old 05-16-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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Hi there --

Thanks for your reply. I tried several different syntaxes which are shown below:

Code:
rsync --exclude -lq /usr/tools --exclude -lq /usr/maui --exclude -lq /usr/oahu -e ssh -alrvz / <remote ip>:/<directory>
Code:
rsync --exclude -lq /usr/tools/* --exclude -lq /usr/maui/* --exclude -lq /usr/oahu/* -e ssh -alrvz / <remote ip>:/<directory>
Both instances resulted in a list of files and directories that could not be backed up due to permissions issues. Here is a sample of the output that I am seeing:

Quote:
rsync: opendir "/usr/maui/cjr3/.dt/Desktop" failed: Permission denied (13)
rsync: opendir "/usr/maui/cjr3/.hh" failed: Permission denied (13)
rsync: opendir "/usr/maui/cjr3/.netscape" failed: Permission denied (13)
rsync: opendir "/usr/maui/dag26/.dt/Desktop" failed: Permission denied (13)
rsync: opendir "/usr/maui/dal19/.dt/Desktop" failed: Permission denied (13)
rsync: opendir "/usr/maui/dal19/.hh" failed: Permission denied (13)
rsync: opendir "/usr/maui/dal19/.kde/share/config" failed: Permission denied (13)
The files shown in the error output were located in those directories that were supposed to be excluded from the rsync backup. My syntax is wrong, but I am not sure what the correct version is to use.
 
  


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