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Offline Methanoid

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Exclusion List
« on: October 20, 2011, 03:30:26 pm »
OK I admit I have no idea how RegExp works. I've switched to FlexRAID from SnapRAID mainly because Flex adds pooling which is really neat.

But SnapRAID was easier (for me at least) to exclude files in the Conf file. Eg:

exclude \My_Backups\
exclude \My_Uploads\
exclude \My_Downloads\
exclude *.bak
exclude Thumbs.db
exclude *.tbn
exclude fanart.jpg
exclude folder.jpg

How can I do that in FlexRAID? It seems to want me to specify paths etc.

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Re: Exclusion List
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 03:46:37 pm »
OK I admit I have no idea how RegExp works. I've switched to FlexRAID from SnapRAID mainly because Flex adds pooling which is really neat.

But SnapRAID was easier (for me at least) to exclude files in the Conf file. Eg:

exclude \My_Backups\
exclude \My_Uploads\
exclude \My_Downloads\
exclude *.bak
exclude Thumbs.db
exclude *.tbn
exclude fanart.jpg
exclude folder.jpg

How can I do that in FlexRAID? It seems to want me to specify paths etc.

Runtime Properties -> Advanced configuration -> Exclusions.
@folders*\My_Backups;@folders*\My_Uploads;@folders*\My_Downloads;@files*.bak;@files*.tbn;fanart.jpg;folder.jpg;Thumbs.db

This is the default:
*\RECYCLED;*\RECYCLER\S-*;*\$Recycle.bin;*\System Volume Information

I have a feeling Thumbs.db is excluded out of the box.  That and read only files are ignored, and a few other file types.  But I can't find that post.

Here's some more info:
http://wiki.flexraid.com/2011/06/04/understanding-exclusion-patterns/
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 03:49:21 pm by Fastrack »
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Re: Exclusion List
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2011, 03:58:12 pm »
Thanks man. That was quick and helpful and didn't make me feel like a total numpty!

Although it looks easy so that I should have been able to work it out!!