I have a directory structure and files like this
c.txt are large files that are computer-generated and renewed frequently. They should NOT be backuped — but I want to backup the directory structure :
How can I do this with rsync and –exclude-from, without specifying every folder, but something like
rsync -a data/* --exclude-from=exclude.rsync "" --onlyfoldersandnotfiles""?
Thanks for help !
rsync -a --include='*/' --exclude='*' source/ destination/
Basically, first include all directories, then exclude all files.
$ rsync -a -f"+ */" -f"- *" source/ destination/
“The two -f arguments mean, respectively, “copy all directories” and then “do not copy anything else”.”
Further details: http://psung.blogspot.com/2008/05/copying-directory-trees-with-rsync.html
rsync -a -f"-! */" source/ destination/
Filter rule means “Exclude anything that’s not a directory.”
If you want to sync everything except one folder but you still want to keep the directory structure of that excluded folder, you should do the following:
$ rsync -a -f"+ /var/log/**/*/" -f"- /var/log/**/*" source/ destination/
See the exclude-list and the rsync command as an example.