[SOLVED] Doubt about dietpi-backup missing includes

DietPi version | dietpi@DietPi:~$ cat /boot/dietpi/.version
G_LIVE_PATCH_STATUS[0]='not applied'
G_LIVE_PATCH_STATUS[1]='not applied'

Distro version | dietpi@DietPi:~$ echo $G_DISTRO_NAME $G_RASPBIAN
bullseye 0

Kernel version | uname -a
Linux DietPi 6.1.21-v8+ #1642 SMP PREEMPT Mon Apr  3 17:24:16 BST 2023 aarch64 GNU/Linux

SBC model | echo $G_HW_MODEL_NAME
RPi 3 Model B+ (aarch64)

Power supply used | (EG: 5V 1A RAVpower)
5V 3A
SD card used | (EG: SanDisk ultra)
SanDisk 32GB
DietPi v8.17.2 : 07:29 - Tue 05/23/23
Device model : RPi 3 Model B+ (aarch64)

dietpi-backup info let’s us know userdata may not be included if userdata has been moved to an external drive (USBdrive)

In my case it’s an ext4 USB drive (USBdrive) so I edited


+ /mnt/USBdrive/dietpi_userdata/homeassistant/
+ /mnt/dietpi_userdata/
- /mnt/*
- /media/

and backed up to a different second external ext4 USB drive (USBdriveNEW)

However, it seems


is not backed up to


inspite of the fact that “Includes need to be defined before their wildcard exclude rule” as I have defined.

Actually there is nothing inside


Any clues on what step I may be missing? Because every folder is backed up except

- /mnt/*
- /media/


should have been backed up as well

Thank you in advance!

Maybe this post can clear up things:

Every (otherwise excluded) parent directory of an included directory needs to be included as well


And also possibly this: DietPi-Backup in an multi-device environment - DietPi blog

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Thank you to both. @Jappe I think that quote and the example in the post you link to should show in the utility description as it certainly clarifies. Is it ok to fork and commit?


I would appreciate a docu commit.
You can put me as a reviewer on it.

Yeah DietPi Docs might be a good place. Probably we could as a hint into dietpi-backup to check docs for further information.

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Pull request published @StephanStS I couldn’t add you as reviewer, sorry, I saw no option but please feel free to review in github anytime.

Adding GitHub PR as reference Add DietPi-Backup filter syntax description by mixpc · Pull Request #890 · MichaIng/DietPi-Docs · GitHub