Exclude Files and Folders options
The following options let you create a set of parameters that Backup Exec uses to exclude files, file types, or folders from backups.
See About including or excluding files for backup jobs.
Table: Exclude Files and Folders options
Lets you exclude files from a backup of a different drive than the one you selected previously from the backup selections.
Specifies the name of the folder and/or subfolder that contains any specific file that you want to exclude.
You can use wildcard characters. Use a question mark (?) to represent any single character. Use two asterisks (**) to represent any number of characters.
For example, on your C: drive you have a My Documents folder that contains a subfolder called Work Files. There are three Work Files subfolders that are called 2010, 2011, 2012. Each one of these subfolders has a subfolder called Personnel.
If you type the path as \My Documents\**\Personnel, the backup excludes the following:
C:\My Documents\Work Files\2010\Personnel
C:\My Documents\Work Files\2011\Personnel
C:\My Documents\Work Files\2012\Personnel
In addition, every subfolder below the ** wildcard is excluded. However, the only files from the subfolders that are excluded are those that match the file name that you type in the Name field.
So in the example above, every subfolder of C:\My Documents is excluded from the backup. Only any files that match the name in the Name field would be excluded.
Specifies the name of the file that you want to exclude from the backup.
You can use wildcard characters. use a question mark (?) to represent any single character. Use two asterisks (**) to represent any number of characters.
For example, to include all files with the .exe extension, type **.exe.
Excludes the contents of all the subfolders when a directory is selected.
Excludes modified files in the path that you specify.
Excludes the files that cannot be modified.
Excludes the files that were created or modified during a specific time period. Then select the beginning and ending dates.
Excludes any files that have not been accessed in a specified number of days. This is useful when you need to migrate older files from your system.