- From: "somenewb" <fakename12345@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 22 Feb 2006 11:21:23 -0800
I'm using Suse9.3 and I'm trying to script an automated backup of some
files during the night when there's no one in the office. The first
think I'm having a problem with is getting tar to exclude a directory
(and everything below). I would like to pull the info from a seperate
file (--exclude-from=) but I'm not sure of the syntax to use.
Here's an imaginary file tree:
foo/ (top of tree I need to back up)
foo/fooa1/fooa2/fooa3 (sub branch #1)
foo/foob1/foob2/foob3 (sub branch #2)
foo/fooc1/fooc2/fooc3 (sub branch #3)
Now, supposing I want to backup everything under "foo" except branch
#2. What syntax to is use for file I'm using with tar switch
(--exclude-from=)? Will a line like "foob/" or "foob/*" (minus the
quotation marks) work?
Secondly, under the bash shell, how to I get my script to name the file
Thanks for your help.
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