Is there a way to restore rdiff-backup generated backups but skipping subdirectories?
Suppose I have backed up
/dir/subB and I'd like to restore only
/dir/subA. I tried
rdiff-backup -r now --exclude /dir/subA /dir server::/dir but the --exclude seems to be ignored, although it's being parsed.
Why do I want to do it this way? Well, I can't restore the whole
/dir at once as it's too big to be restored within 24 hours after which I lose my dial up connection. It also doesn't work the other way round, first restoring the sub directories and then the main directory as the sub directories are being restored again, too.