How to Exclude Mount Points on Linux Client


Retrospect Client for Linux by default lists every mount point as separate volumes to be protected. To exclude a subset of these, you can create a /etc/retroclient.excludes file with the following format:

# exclude these 3 mount points:

To troubleshoot it:

  1. Turn up logging: sudo /usr/local/retrospect/client/retroclient -log 9

  2. Add Linux Client to Engine

  3. Turn down logging: sudo /usr/local/retrospect/client/retroclient -log 1

  4. In /var/log/retropds.log, review these entries:

    FSBuildExcludeList: excluding ...

The log will help you diagnose the issue.

Last Update: January 27, 2022