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Re: [Bacula-devel] Bacula Status


On Oct 6, 2008, at 9:50 AM, Kern Sibbald wrote:

> On Monday 06 October 2008 15:42:27 Dan Langille wrote:
>> On Oct 6, 2008, at 5:33 AM, Kern Sibbald wrote:
>>> On Monday 06 October 2008 10:42:39 Kjetil Torgrim Homme wrote:
>>>> Kern Sibbald <kern@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>>> I think the best suggestion that I have seen for the name is (at
>>>>> least in the current context):
>>>>>
>>>>> Exclude Dirs Containing = .no_backup
>>>>>
>>>>> That seems to me to be a very good name.
>>>>
>>>> I agree.
>>>>
>>>>> Concerning the placement of the directive: I think it is worth
>>>>> examining if we can easily move it to the Exclude { } section.  In
>>>>> that case, the directive name could be
>>>>>
>>>>> Exclude {
>>>>> Dirs Containing = .no_backup
>>>>> ...
>>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> in that case, I think it would be natural to allow:
>>>>
>>>> Include {
>>>> Dirs Containing = .please_back_me_up
>>>> }
>>>
>>> Unfortunately, a "Dirs Containing" within an Include section is not
>>> possible.
>>> Without going into all the details, simply try to imagine an
>>> algorithm to
>>> implement -- not possible, IMO.
>>
>> Thinking about it only briefly, it becomes difficult to do because  
>> the
>> sysadmin
>> needs to put such a file in every parent directory from the root of
>> the File Set
>> entries down to the directory required to backup.
>
> Also, what Directories should be included?  Should Bacula search the  
> system
> and look for every directory that exists in the root (or on each of  
> the Win32
> lettered devices) and then check in that directory?  That is not the  
> way that
> Bacula currently works.

I assumed you'd still need to specify an entry such as File = "/usr/ 
local/etc/"

-- 
Dan Langille
http://langille.org/





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