Include Root Partition

Asked by Comm on 2012-04-30

I have tried inputting "/" as an included directory (and excluding /proc/, /dev/, etc) but SBackup doesn't include any files, it returns "0 files". However, if I have "/home/" as included it returns the correct number of files.

How can I just have "/" as an include to backup my entire system?

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2012-06-12
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2012-05-16
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Comm (alec-christie) said : #2

Seriously no-one wants to backup their root directory and exclude from there?

Comm (alec-christie) said : #3

For information to anyone else who tries to do this (and why no-one here couldn't help I don't know) you need to put "//" and not "/" to include the root directory.

Michael Dougherty (maackle-d) said : #4

Thanks, I was wondering the same thing. How non-intuitive!

Comm (alec-christie) said : #5

Glad my findings helped someone!