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Old 09-29-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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/var/named/chroot/proc needed?

Is this folder needed? It screws up my backup job royally. I don't know whats up with it, but its just a really weird folder.

That folder alone is like 1TB when I back it up, even though the real one is not that big - its only 23MB.

Is there a way to exclude this from rsync, or can I just delete it?
Old 10-01-2008, 12:54 AM   #2
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How about --exclude?

Something like --exclude='/var/named/chroot/proc/*'. There are even examples in man rsync for you.
Old 10-01-2008, 05:57 PM   #3
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I never had good luck with that.

The path I specify, does it have to be the FULL path, or just the relative path reletive to where I start the backup from? There's also a way to set an exclude file, how exactly does it work?


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