I was wondering that it would be best to run my restic backups using the
--files-from flag and a file with the list of items to be backed up. But I was not able to find how to put files and directories in such file.
There’s some kind of “pattern”, format, for that? Or I can simply put one item per line, for example?
Thanks in advance.
Have you checked documentation? Which part is not clear there?
Well, I had. And done it again and again. After an extensive search, finally I found a mention to the
--files-from file pattern.
But it was just a very tiny mention, that I hadn’t seen in previous searches, unfortunately. Even searching on Google I had not seen nothing related.
Sorry for the trouble.
This is from docs:
The argument passed to
--files-from must be the name of a text file that contains one pattern per line. The file must be encoded as UTF-8, or UTF-16 with a byte-order mark. Leading and trailing whitespace is removed from the patterns. Empty lines and lines starting with a
# are ignored and each pattern is expanded when read,
Patterns are explained just few paragraphs earlier - here
Just try and when you have problem we can try to clarify.
And when you search for
files-from on this forum you can see countless posts…
Yes, that was the mention I found and mentioned in my previous post.
I don’t know why I haven’t see it in previous searches.
Thank you, and sorry once again.
No reason to be apologetic. But also no reason to ask questions before even trying anything.
The docs refer to the function
filepath.Glob which then refers to
filepath.Match. There, the “glob syntax” is explained in more detail. Would it make sense to link to the
Match function directly?
That would indeed be much better. Are you willing to open a PR for that?
Are you working on Windows or Linux?