Backup filter help

I try to backup some folders and files with dietpi-backup tools…so I complete include/exclude filter as follows:

  • /opt/
  • /var/www/

So my intention is to copy the contents of /opt/ and /var/www/ and skip everything else. But it doesn’t…it copies everything.

Well this is not the purpose of our backup tool :slight_smile:

Might be better to backup your folders using dietpi-sync or create an own rsync command.

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+ /var/www/
+ /opt/
- /

to the very top of the filter doesn’t work, right? Or - /* instead of - /. Either in general or because / is the backup source, excluding root might not work. And indeed this sounds like a job better suited for dietpi-sync.