About the Exclude Lists properties

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About the Exclude Lists properties

Use the Exclude Lists properties to create and to modify the exclude lists for Windows clients. An exclude list names policies, schedules, files, and the directories to be excluded from automatic backups.

Figure: Exclude Lists dialog box

 

Exclude Lists dialog box

Exclude Lists properties apply only to Windows clients. On NetWare target clients, specify the exclude list when the targets are added. NetWare NonTarget clients do not support exclude lists. For more information, see the NetBackup user’s guide for the client.

For more information about how to create an exclude list for UNIX clients, see the NetBackup Administrator’s Guide, Volume I..

If more than one exclude or include list exists for a client, NetBackup uses only the most specific one.

For example, assume that a client has the following exclude lists:

  • An exclude list for a policy and schedule.

  • An exclude list for a policy.

  • An exclude list for the entire client. This list does not specify a policy or schedule.

In this example, NetBackup uses the first exclude list (for policy and schedule) because it is the most specific.

The Exclude Lists Properties includes the following options:

Use case sensitive exclude list property

The Use case sensitive exclude list property indicates that the files and directories to exclude are case sensitive.

Exclude list

The Exclude list displays the policies that contain schedule, file, and directory exclusions.

Add

Click Add to exclude a file from being backed up by a policy. The exclusion is configured in the Add to exclude list dialog box, then added to the Exclude list.

When the policies on the Exclude list run, the files and directories that are specified on the list are not backed up.

See Figure: Add to Exclude List dialog box.

Add to all

Add to all is enabled only under the following conditions:

  • More than one client is selected for configuration and,

  • A list item is selected that was not configured on the selected hosts. (Rather, an unavailable list item is selected.)

Click Add to All to add the selected list item to all currently selected clients. The item is excluded from the backup list on all selected clients.

Remove

Click Remove to remove the selected policy, schedule, or file from the Exclude list. The item is included in the backup.

Exceptions to exclude list

The Exceptions to the exclude list displays policies, schedules, files, and the directories that are excepted from the Exclude list.

When the policies on the Exceptions to the exclude list run, the files and directories on the list are backed up. The list is useful to exclude all files in a directory but one.

Add

Click to create an exception to the Exclude list. The exception is configured in the Add exceptions to exclude list dialog box, then added to the Exceptions to the exclude list.

When the policies on the Exceptions to the exclude list run, the items on the exceptions list are backed up. Effectively, you add files back into the backup list of a policy.

Add to all

Click Add to All to add the selected list item to the Exceptions to the exclude list of all currently selected clients. When the policies on the exclude list run, the items on the exceptions list are backed up on all selected clients.

Remove

Click Remove to remove the selected policy, schedule, or file from the Exceptions list. The item is excluded from the backup.


 

Figure: Add to Exclude List dialog box

 

Add to Exclude List dialog box


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