What’s up?

Which files shall be backed up? show filesets I=Included, E=Excluded
What’s the server doing? status dir
What’s the status of a certain job? status jobid=xx
What’s the client doing? status client
What’s the streamer doing? status storage
Anything new? messages

Backing up


Letting locate to index paths with a lot of files can be painful depending on the system it is running.
To prevent it edit /etc/updatedb.conf
and add the paths to prune like this:
PRUNEPATHS="/tmp /var/spool /media /this/path/will/not/be/indexed"