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How to exclude a folder using full path from Retrospect Backup (6.1.126) on Mac OS X

Posted on 2006-12-01
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There are a couple of directories on the boot volumes that contain lock files and other temporary file that I don't care about, for example:

/private/var/servermgrd/

I want to exclude them from the backup because they are causing errors to be listed when the backup runs as they change between the backup cycle and the compare cycle.
How can I exclude a single directory like this (using the full path).

As far as I can tell the filter conditions can only be applied to the name of the directory (servermgrd in this case) but I don't want to exclude all directories called "servermgrd" just the one in /private/var

The only way I have found to do this is to create many subvolumes under each disk so that I can drill down and select everything except this folder,
However this is extremely cumbersome, when all I want is to exclude is a couple of folders.

Retrospect Backup 6.1.126
Mac OS X: 10.4.8
Tape Drive: AIT-3
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Question by:dtrott1
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You can only exclude directories as far as I am aware on this version. I'll dig and let you know if different.

Barny
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Use a selector (i.e. Excludes) and add that selector to the exclude list for the script.
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