My Déjà Dup backups have become quiet large and I noticed they contain a huge number of unnecessary files (e.g.
**__pycache__ folders and other build related temporary stuff).
I know that I can ignore specific folders, but is there a way to exclude files and or folders by patterns?
I thought there might be more options usable trough a configuration file, but Déjà Dup doesn't use one. So I looked at duplicity (the CLI it is based on), but the man page doesn't mention a configuration file either. I know that duplicity can ignore files and folders based on patterns (
--exclude-filelist), but I have no idea how to combine this with Déjà Dup.
Do I have to ditch Déjà Dup and use duplicity manually? Or is there a way to set the needed options, so that they are used automatically, when duplicity is used by Déjà Dup?