For example if I wanted to not back up a users email, can I go: daily/*/homedir/mail/* This would be in the exclude file. Or is there another way to not backup several paths by changing one catch all variable? I am trying to add backups and want it to restore fast, so not including small files like email will help this. I am rsyncing the /backup/cpbackup/daily/ files to another server. Also any other file types you can think of to include here besides the ones CPanel already has? I added: error_log *.log For example.