I’m using rsync to backup the /home partition on several Linux workstations and would like to exclude certain subdirectories in all profiles such as /home/[users]/Downloads. I’m a bit unclear on what BackupPC is looking for when matching items within a share.

 

Using the gui I’ve got the RsyncShareName set to /home and have tried various formats for BackupFilesExclude ‘keys’ such as /*/Downloads and /home/*/Downloads, both with and without trailing slashes.

 

I learned how to use BackupPC_deleteFile.pl, but these folders keep populating with each backup run.

 

Thanks!

-Mike