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AIX directive not working

AIX directive not working

AIX directive not working

I am trying to skip a filesystem called "epic" and everything beneath it. For my directive I have:

<< / >>
+skip: epic

I still see the epic and everything underneath being backed up.

What am I doing wrong?

RE: AIX directive not working


did you check the size of the 'epic' saveset ?
Sometimes, NW saves only names of files and directories but not the content...


RE: AIX directive not working

The syntax seems to be fine - except for the first (empty line).
Before you create a new directive you better copy an existing one and modify it.

You might also want to consider local directives.

RE: AIX directive not working

if epic is a filesystem,
the syntax for the directive should be

<</epic >>
+ skip: .?* *

Good luck

RE: AIX directive not working

correction :
<< /epic >>
+skip: .?* *

RE: AIX directive not working

I have tried all suggestions to no avail. One thing I need to add is epic is a sub-folder of a root folder. Does that make a difference with the syntax?

RE: AIX directive not working

absolutely !!!

in this case the sysntax has to be :

<</subfolder_name/epic >>
+ skip: .?* *

A directive has to have a scope, normaly the whole path of the directory where it should applied to.

Wildcards are not allowed !
<< /*/epic >> is not workink !

good luck

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