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From "David Bates" <>
Subject Multiple directories
Date Thu, 08 Jun 2006 08:02:13 GMT
I have the following target:


  <target name="backup" description="Backup existing application">


      <format property="deployment.start" pattern="yyyy-MM-dd_HHmm"/>



    <zip destfile="${backup.dir}/${deployment.start}.zip">

      <zipfileset dir="${backup.frontend.dir}" prefix="Frontend Files"/>

      <zipfileset dir="${backup.backend.dir}" prefix="Backend Files"/> 




I run this prior to doing a deployment to ensure we have a backup of
what was on the server in case everything goes wrong.


The property "backup.backend.dir" comes from a property file.  The
problem is that I use this script on several different servers and on
some servers several directories need to be backed up.  For example, on
our Live server I need to backup servers/MyApp.  However, on our User
Acceptance Testing server we have several instances of the application
and all these need to be backed up: servers/MyApp1, servers/MyApp2,


Is there a neat way of doing this?


  e.g. backup.backend.dir=servers/MyApp1:servers/MyApp2:servers/MyApp3

  or backup.backend.dir=servers/MyApp*


Cheers again,




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