When syncing my remote backup I get the error
rsync cannot delete non-empty directory.
I know the cause: I have excluded some files and when rsync tries to delete a remote directory because it doesn't exists locally, it can't since it is not empty. Without the exclusion the directory would be emptied.
I also know I could get rid of the problem by using --delete-excluded, but that is not want I want.
I would like to skip uploading certain files (because they are too big for my upload speed), but I want to keep those I have already uploaded some time ago if they exist locally. If they do not exist locally, they should be deleted. --delete-excluded would delete them all on the remote side.
That also means that if a directory doesn't exists anymore locally, it should be deleted even if it contains excluded files.
Is it possible to setup rsync to accomplish this?