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Global Exclude / Exception to Exclude list option in Netbackup

Created: 20 Jul 2011 • 4 comments
captain jack sparrow's picture
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Hi All

It would be helpful for those who are frustated with updating number of clients with exclusion and exceptions to exclusion in Netbackup (7.x Onwards).

Here i would demonstrate how you can achive this by making use of Hidden Option of Global Exclude / Exception Lists.

Open Netbackup Administratration Console

Browse Hosts Properties  - Clients

Select all the clients where Exclusion and Exceptions to Exclude lists needs to apply.

Right click on selection and select Properties.

Navigate to Windows Client - Exclude Lists

Now on under Exclude Lists

Click on Add

Specify the Policy(ies), Schedules and the path (File / Folder /Drive) to be excluded

Now after you added the exclusion it should be highlighted with Golden Color.

(it should not be Greyed out, If so Select those are greyed out and Add All option beside Add would highlight, Click on Add All so it will apply the exclusion globally.)

Under Exceptions to Exclude Lists

Click on Add

Specify the Policy Name associated to exclusion mentioned above. Schedule and Extensions (i.e. *.pdf, *.xls(x), *.doc(x), *.ppt(x) .etc)

Now same should be highlighted with Golden Color.

(it should not be Greyed out, If so Select those are greyed out and Add All option beside Add would highlight, Click on Add All so it will apply the exceptions to exclusion globally.)

Click Apply and OK

Refresh the EMM DB using ../admincmd/bprdreq.exe -rereadconfig

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Chronos's picture

Thanks for sharing this info and taking the time to write all this, I will follow suit with something related to OpsCenter.

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captain jack sparrow's picture

actually this feature should be set over policy instead of individual client..

whosoever client is added into policy will automatically get enforced to use this exclusion...and inclusion

for setting this exclusion must thing is that client must be connected to netbackup else you can't enforce it till it allows to browse it's properties

 Cheers !!!

CJS

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wv's picture

is it same as PureDisk? Clients automatically gets updated??
We have PureDisk 6.6.3a, for remote office protection
Article does not show anything for newer clients (can't understand why they don't appear till we add in policy ,,, )

they shud appear but in deactive or highlight with different color etc..... but highlight for new client discovered!!!!

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captain jack sparrow's picture

unfortunately include/exclude enforment does not work same as PureDisk. Which works purely on Policy hence whichever client add it into policy gets updated include/exclude details

Where in NBU client must be online to apply policy. however there is bit more of clicks. Select previous and new client whose include/exclude list are to be applied and go to settings etc..

Hope so this would be taken care by NBU team.. lets hope

 Cheers !!!

CJS

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