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Re: [Bacula-devel] Bacula Status


On Monday 06 October 2008 15:53:24 Dan Langille wrote:
> 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/"

OK, that would work, but I *much* prefer the case where the sys admin must 
explicitly do something to keep Bacula from backing up a directory rather 
than the other way around.   (I think that is what you said too).

Kern

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