I've looked around a bit without finding an exact answer to my question, which is how to specify a directory to be excluded from only the remote filesystem backup.
Say I've got two machines: a desktop (server) and a laptop. My home directory on each of them is
rsnapshot lives on the desktop (
localhost) with its config file(s). The
backup commands, therefore, are:
backup /home/tom/ localhost/ backup tom@laptop:/home/tom/ laptop/
All well and good. But say I've got
/home/tom/music on the laptop. It's stuff copied over from the desktop, and large. But when I go to exclude
/home/tom/music/ from only the backup of
But this doesn't result in
music/ being excluded, and causes my herpes to flare up.
of course causes
music/ to be excluded from both the
laptop backups, and causes my PID to flare up.
My solution for now is to simply have separate
rsnapshot config files for each host, and execute
rsnapshot once for each host. But this shouldn't be necessary.
So how would I exclude a directory from only the remote (laptop) backup?