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


>>>>> On Mon, 6 Oct 2008 13:05:49 +0200, Kern Sibbald said:
> 
> On Monday 06 October 2008 06:22:51 Troy Daniels wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Not sure if this has been discussed elsewhere (been offline for a week
> > or so, so am still catching up on my emails :) )
> 
> Yes.
> 
> >
> > > 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.
> >
> > I found 'IgnoreDir' to be non intuitive - Looking at it, it initially
> > struck me as an option to specify a directory to ignore rather than to
> > specify a file to cause a directory to be ignored. ie, Ignore Dir =
> > "SVN" would ignore the directory if *it was called* "SVN" not *if it
> > contained* a file/dir with that name.
> >
> > To make it more clearer, maybe one of the following:
> >
> > Ignore Dir Containing
> > Exclude Dir Containing
> > Ignore Dir Holding
> > Ignore Dir Holding
> >
> > Using the Exclude* syntax would keep it in line with current Bacula
> > naming conventions as well.
> 
> Thanks for your comments.

If it hasn't been done already, it could be useful to consider how this
affects the mental model that users have of the include/exclude algorithm
(which is already a source of some difficulty).  This applies to the fstypes
and drivetypes directives as well.

There are two things about these directives that make them different from
others:

1) The current implementation is within the Options clause, so the config can
   potentially have more than one per fileset.  Is that desirable or does it
   just over-complicate the issue?

2) The directories are excluded *after* being included in the backup according
   to the Options matching.  In all other cases, an exclude cannot override a
   matching include.

I may be less confusing to put the new directive at the top level of the
fileset directive, outside any of the Include or Exclude clauses.

__Martin

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