Excluding directories and files from an EMC backup selection
When you select the "dump" backup type, you can select specific files and directories that you do not want to include in the backup job.
If you select VBB as the backup method, exclusions are ignored.
To exclude directories and files from an EMC backup selection
On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.
Click New Backup Job.
Select the resource that contains the files you want to exclude from the backup selection.
In Resource type, verify that NDMP is selected.
In NDMP type, verify that EMC is selected.
In Type, click Exclude.
Use one of the following methods to select the file system where the file or directory you want to exclude is located:
Under Resources, navigate to the file system.
Backup Exec automatically fills in the File system text box with the name of the EMC Celerra Server and the file system that you selected.
Under Resource selection, in File system, type the path for the file system if it is not already filled in.
Use the following format:
For example, type "//emcnas_ndmp/fs_1" to indicate an EMC Celerra Server named "emcnas_ndmp" and a file system named "fs_1".
Do one of the following:
To exclude a file
Under Resource selection, in the drop-down list, click File pattern, and then type the pattern in the text box.
To exclude a directory
Under Resource selection, in the drop-down list, click Directory, and then type the pattern in the text box.
Do not include the name of the EMC Celerra Server or the name of the file system in the pattern. The names of the NDMP server and the file system are already included in the File system text box. Type the path from the root directory to the directory that you want to exclude. Do not include an initial forward slash ( / ).
The following example shows how to type the pattern to exclude the "/test_exclusion/subdir1" directory: