Exclude Lists properties on UNIX/Linux

Article:HOWTO33120  |  Created: 2010-10-28  |  Updated: 2014-08-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO33120
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Exclude Lists properties on UNIX/Linux

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.

For UNIX clients, use the bpgetconfig and the bpsetconfig commands to gather and modify the exclude list files from the /usr/openv/netbackup directory on each client. bpgetconfig and bpsetconfig can also be used on a UNIX server to create an exclude list on a Windows client.

For more information about exclude lists on UNIX clients, see the following topics:
 

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.

See About excluding files from automatic backups on UNIX/Linux.

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.

Exclude and include lists that are set up for specific policies and schedules, are not used to determine if an entire drive is to be excluded when NetBackup determines if a backup job should be started.

Normally, this is not a problem. However, if a policy uses multistreaming, a drive which is excluded for a specific policy and schedule will have backup jobs started for it. Since no data will have needed to be backed up, this job reports an error status when it completes. To avoid the situation, base the exclude list on the client and not on a policy and schedule.

The Exclude Lists dialog box contains the following properties.

Table: Excludes Lists dialog box properties

Property

Description

Use case sensitive exclude list property

Indicates that the files and directories to exclude are case-sensitive.

Exclude list

Displays the policies that contain schedule, file, and directory exclusions as follows:

  • Add

    Excludes 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 in this list are run, the files and directories that are specified on the list are not backed up.

  • Add to all

    Adds the selected list item to all currently selected clients. The item is excluded from the backup list on all selected clients. Add to all is enabled only when more than one client is selected for configuration and a list item is selected 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

    Removes the selected policy, schedule, or file from the Exclude list. The item is included in the backup.

Exceptions to exclude list

Displays the policies, schedules, files, and 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.

Options include the following:

  • Add

    Creates 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

    Adds 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

    Removes the selected policy, schedule, or file from the Exceptions list. The item is excluded from the backup.

See About the Add to exclude list and Add to exceptions list dialog boxes.

See Syntax rules for exclude lists on UNIX/Linux

See Windows client exclude list example on UNIX/Linux

See Traversing excluded directories on UNIX/Linux

See About the Host Properties on UNIX/Linux

 



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