directories to exclude for backups

Ryan Merrick sandshrimp at
Fri Feb 27 14:39:42 PST 2004

Benjamin P. Keating wrote:
> My Plan is to make a gzipped tarball of the entire machine, excluding 
> directories that are not necessary. If however, there is a more sound 
> solution then tarballing a machine for a backup, Im all ears. I know 
> rsync is a possibility, but i'd like to have just a solid, non-active 
> archive copy of machines.
> ----------------------------------------------
> /proc
> /dev
> /tmp
> /usr/ports/
> /var/tmp/
> What else would be safe to exclude?
> Thanks,
> -Ben

I use bacula to disk and tape.

-Ryan Merrick
sandshrimp at

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