Hi Michael, Sure, just let me know how it works out. Again, any suggestions are welcome. I think that an example post action would make sense to simplify this process. I will look into that for the next release.
Henri. On 31/05/2012, at 8:55 PM, Michael Williams wrote: > Hi Henri, > > That's not something I'd looked into, so you're very likely right. > > I'll check in with the site next week and see if it indeed rings true with > this backup system. > > Regards, > > Michael > > On 31/05/2012, at 8:42 PM, henri wrote: > >> From my research LBackup will backup across file system boundaries (I >> believe this is what are trying to do). I found some comments in the source >> code mentioning wheather the -x option should be passed to LBackup. It was >> decided at some point that the -x should not be passed to rsync because it >> was deemed that some people may want to do exactly what (I belive you are >> trying to do at the moment). >> >> On Mac OS X the directory /Volumes is hidden. As such, when LBackup is used >> to create a backup of this directory it becomes hidden in the backup as >> well. >> >> I performed a test using "/" as the source directory and use the excludes >> approach listed at the following URL : >> http://www.lbackup.org/developer/advanced_excludes_file_examples >> >> An example exlcudes.txt file I used is quoted below : >> >>> + Applications >>> + Applications/Address Book.app/*** >>> + Volumes >>> + Volumes/750GB >>> + Volumes/750GB/sos/*** >>> - * >> >> >> Basically, this resulted in the backup containing "Applications" and >> "Volumes" at the root level of "Section.0". However, the "Volumes" directory >> was hidden. >> >> There are a number of options with regards making access to the "Volumes" >> directory within the backup directory simple. Just one example is outlined >> below using a symbolic link. First you could make a symbolic link to >> "/Volumes" directory using the command below : >> >> cd / ; ln -s ./Volumes ./volumes.link >> >> Then it is simply a matter of adding this link "voluems.link" to the backup >> (via the excludes file). There is an example quoted below : >> >>> + Applications >>> + Applications/Address Book.app/*** >>> + Volumes >>> + Volumes/750GB >>> + Volumes/750GB/sos/*** >>> + volumes.link >>> - * >> >> >> If you have any issues, then please let me know. >> >> There are various other approaches including some sort of pre-action script. >> >> If you have any troubles / suggestions then let me know. >> >> Another approach would be to have two or more backups (as many as required >> to cover all the source directories you wish to backup). >> >> Hope this helps. >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> lbackup-discussion mailing list >> http://www.lbackup.org >> >> Change options or unsubscribe : >> http://lbackup.org/mailing_lists >> > > > _______________________________________________ > lbackup-discussion mailing list > http://www.lbackup.org > > Change options or unsubscribe : > http://lbackup.org/mailing_lists > _______________________________________________ lbackup-discussion mailing list http://www.lbackup.org Change options or unsubscribe : http://lbackup.org/mailing_lists