I am exploring ways to use U1 as a backup tool (indeed, it isn't, but I signed up thinking it was, so now I'm trying to make the best of it :-)) One way I'm contemplating is excluding backup files from being handled by the U1 syncdaemon. Unfortunately, it seems that such exclusion works only one way, namely from the local host to the U1 cloud, and not the other way around.
- in "/etc/xdg/ubuntuone/syncdaemon.conf" I expanded "ignore.default" with the line "\Aduplicity-.*\Z" to exclude duplicity backup files from being synced.
- When, by way of test, I create a file named "duplicity-blabla" in the synced local folder, the file is not uploaded to the U1 cloud folder, as I would expect.
- However, when I upload the same file to the U1 cloud folder via the U1 web interface or through duplicity (via the command line), the file is synced to the local folder. In Nautilus, the automatically downloaded file gets the green 'synced'-checkmark. Yet, it is possible to delete the downloaded files from the local folder without deleting the remote copy from the U1 cloud.
Why does the syncdaemon download excluded files from the U1 cloud, and is there a way of stopping it from doing so?