I'm backing up my office's home partition via rsync, and everything
generally goes well - I'm avoiding most of the files that oughtn't show up
in backups like mp3's and mpg and other multimedia cruft, but there is one
beefy filetype that I can't think of a way to exclude without going
overboard - coredumps. Excluding core* would tend towards avoiding parts o=
our source tree, which would be a bad thing. I suppose the answer is to
write some filemagic-using script to clear coredumps every day before
backupPC runs, but I wanted to check to see if anyone else has a solution.
(setting ulimit to 0 is double-edged. We don't care about Firefox or
OpenOffice dumps because we can't do much about them, but we are interested
when our applications dump, so we can't set ulimit to 0 and call it a day..=
The other question is whether it's possible to prevent the "create d"
lines from showing up in every XferLOG as they are, from what I can tell,
just indicating a directory stub was created, whether or not anything went
into that directory. Now sure, this is important for the fulls, but it's
kind of annoying for finding that mystery 20 gig file that showed up in an
incremental. Rsync option, perhaps?