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Re: [Bacula-devel] [Bacula-users] Bacula Status


On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 20:22 +0200, Kern Sibbald wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> It is not too late to change the name of the directive, but I would like to 
> see some discussion/input on this.  Although I don't have any strong 
> attachment to "Ignore Dir",  I think I personally prefer it to "Exclude Flag 
> File", which will be harder for me to remember.
> 

Hello,

A nice feature would be if wild, wildir, wildfile strings
can be read from client file.

Exclude {
  Client Wild = .bacula_exclude
}

/some/dir/on/client/.bacula_exclude:
.svn
*.iso


If its not too late
Ulrich



> Comments?
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Kern
> 
> On Friday 03 October 2008 19:19:07 Marc Schiffbauer wrote:
> > * Dan Langille schrieb am 02.10.08 um 23:02 Uhr:
> >
> > Hi Dan,
> >
> > > On Oct 2, 2008, at 3:04 PM, Marc Schiffbauer wrote:
> > > >Ignore Dir
> > > >
> > > >A note on whether this directive works recursive or not
> > > >would be fine.
> > >
> > > Recursive?
> > >
> > > As in 'ignore this directory' but take all its children?
> > >
> > > Sorry, that's not an ignore.  ;)
> >
> > Full ack, but just to be 100% sure ;)
> >
> > > Point taken though.  It reduces the number of questions.
> >
> > yes, thanks.
> >
> > > But regardless, if people are so inclined, hunting down the text
> > > and supplying a patch helps a great deal.
> >
> > Yes, I used to do that. Sorry that I did not this time.
> >
> > > >(And I personally would find "Exclude Flag File" more intuitive as
> > > >"Exclude" is the bacula terminology to to ignore files or
> > > >directories...)
> > >
> > > FWIW, you can name the file anything you want.
> >
> > I did not mean the value of the directive but the name of the
> > directive itself.
> >
> > Everywhere in the FileSet in Bacula you use the word "Exclude" when
> > dealing with files that will not be backed up. So I suggest to
> > follow this terminology instead of introducing a synonym.
> > I think this will increase usability.
> >
> > So I think
> >
> >   Exclude Flag File = .no_backup
> >
> > would be more intuitive about what it does than
> >
> >   Ignore Dir = .no_backup
> >
> >
> > Also I think because of using the word 'Dir' many people would expect
> > this to be a directory which will be ignored and will try something
> > like this:
> >
> >   Ignore Dir = /tmp
> >
> > will will be nonsense of course ;)
> >
> > -Marc
> 
> 
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