Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 587758
Last modified: 2011-06-27 11:59:33 EDT
Created attachment 410582 [details]
Description of problem:
I use rdiff-backup with the option --include-globbine-filelist in order to prevent the backup of some files. rdiff-backup seems to ignore the exclusion of files (it saves everything)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I use this commandline, run by crontab (it doesn't change anything to run it manually) :
nice -n 19 rdiff-backup --force --max-file-size 5000000000 --include-globbing-filelist [path_to_list.txt] /home/PiratJack /backup/home
The path to the list is right (absolute path.)
My list.txt is included in the bug report.
Directories mentionned in the filelist with a "-" are saved.
Directories mentionned in the filelist with a "-" shouldn't be saved.
Thanks in advance !
Can you re-run it with '-v 9' and attach the output?
Created attachment 410875 [details]
log with -v 9
Here is the required output. I have removed large parts of the output that were irrelevant (and potentially confidential)
As I have no news since quite a long time, I was wondering if there has been any new information since...
Sorry is I seem to much in a hurry, but I can't no longer save my files (it would occupy too much space on my backup disk)
Sorry for the delay, I've been swamped. ;(
In that output I am not seeing it save any directories in the list.txt.
Can you confirm it's doing so now and there are not just old copies in your backup tree?
I have absolutely no problem with the backup... Directories, files are saved exactly as the source. My log was only an incremental backup, so there were no new directories to save.
In fact, rdiff-backup is just saving *too much* data.
No, I meant that the directories you are excluding seem to be correctly excluded?
Can you see any output where it is doing those directories when it shouldn't be?
The directories that I exclude are backuped...
For example :
in globbing-filelist :
in the log :
Processing changed file .thunderbird/7zmdon4b.default/ImapMail/imap.gmail.com
I have also tried to exclude with the --exclude option (rdiff-backup --exclude /source/dir --include-globbing-filelist mylist.txt --exclude /source/dir), but it has the same behavior (the directory is backup)
Sorry to ask for more info... ;)
What is the filesystem type of both /home/ and /backup?
Are they both ext*?
Yes ;) (ext4 for home and ext3 for /backup)
Have you got some news ? (I seem to be quite alone to have this bug...)
I posted to the upstream devel list last week about this, but so far I haven't heard anything back. ;(
I can look at filing and upstream bug or seeing if I can track this down more.
Ok, thanks for the informations, even though they are not improving the situation...
Are there any improvement/reaction on this bug ?
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