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Old 08-16-2015, 09:39 PM   #1
JosephS
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Rsync: problem with filter file


I am trying to use rsync to backup to an external drive. I am using a 'filter file' Rsync copies all the directories over under /. I only wanted 4 directories. I have looked at the filter file and backup script, but can't see the problem. I think rysnc is reading the filter file, because it is excluding the /home/joe/.cache/ file and lost+found in /home. Hoping someone will see the problem.

I have attached the files

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File Type: txt root-backup.txt (274 Bytes, 40 views)
File Type: txt root-filter-rule.txt (115 Bytes, 26 views)
 
Old 08-19-2015, 03:52 PM   #2
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If you de-dup things you're only syncing 5 directories: /root/, /boot/, /etc/, /usr/ and /home/joe/, the latter of which has an --exclude=/home/joe/.cache/ clause. So, while not being exactly what you're asking for, you could:

Code:
#!/bin/bash --
set -vx
grep -q -m1 "root-backup" /proc/mounts || exit 1
SRCS="/root/ /boot/ /etc/ /usr/ /home/joe/"
TRG="/media/root-backup/"
OPT="-nav --numeric-ids --delete --delete-excluded "

for SRC in $SRCS; do
 case $SRC in
  /home/joe/) EXCLUDES="--exclude=/home/joe/.cache/";;
           *) unset EXCLUDES;;
 esac
 rsync $OPT $SRC $TRG $EXCLUDES
done
exit 0
*Note I added a "set -vx" line so you can see the script execute with all the vars filled in (comment that line out when done debugging) and the rsync "-n" switch (remove when you're satisfied --dry-run shows no problems).
 
Old 08-29-2015, 10:38 PM   #3
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I found out why rsync was copying files that I didn't want over. I had a space on the last line after - /*
on the root-filter-rule.txt file.

Now I'm getting the right files transferred.

Last edited by JosephS; 08-30-2015 at 05:55 PM.
 
  


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