> Using dump (or a variation) to perform incremental dumps, how can I
> exclude one or two files or directories from the dump? Within a "meta
> filesystem" created with Sun Online Disk Suite, I have a couple very
> large directories that change constantly. There is no reason to backup
> these directories. However, there are several smaller files and
> directories that must be backed up.
Just one response unfortunately. I also asked some Unix instructors
and the short answer is that there is no practical way to do this.
firstname.lastname@example.org provided the following suggestion, but I don't plan to
try it out since the files affected number in the thousands. But thanks
just the same, gerhard, I'll remember it in case the problem becomes
> A pretty nasty, but probably workable, solution is to change the adte of
> the files you do not want to be dumped to something before the last 0dump
> (1 jan 1970 orso).
> If you don't care about the file dates, than you're finished.
> If not you'll have to log the original dates somewhere, and set them back.
> This shouldn't bew too hard using perl or some C-program
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