I have most excludes on a group level and with the update to 2.5.29 suddenly the excludes configured on the group level were ignored (resulting in attempting to backup multiple TB of data previously excluded).
Changing around settings for a client and then switching back to the group setting somehow sometimes seem to restore it properly using the group’s excludes, but I have not yet found the minimum required steps to fix the issue. Currently it’s primarily trial/error.
EDIT: Not longer sure if it works at the group level at all, just noticed that all clients that work are on “Use settings configured here”, because I somehow clicked into the textbox, it seems.
All my clients now ignore group excludes. After upgrade to 2.5.29 all new backups have folders that were successfully excluded in the last backup.
Also, it seems that “Default directories to backup” is not applied from group (discovered that by creating a new group for testing and configured a new client in that group and then changed the value). But that is less of a pressing issue at the moment.
I still have the possibility to switch between the different modes of configuration the “Home” is the “configured here”, the “Briefcase” is “configured on group”, the “Road” is “configured on client”, and the “Copy” icon is the “configure multiple”.