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How to exclude wildcard filenames from Enterprise Vault FSA

Created: 20 Mar 2013 • Updated: 29 May 2014
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There are many organisations that want to implement File System Archiving, and each and everyone seems to have an odd request that they want to see accomplished during the evaluation of their archiving strategy. Usually it's straight forward enough such as not archiving items with a particular file extension. FSA with Enterprise Vault can easily do that. An odd one though is not archiving files based on a partial filename match.

For example you may not want to archive files that have 'JET' in their filename. You can do that with Enterprise Vault, by creating a rule like this:

1. Edit the Folder Policy for the place that you want to make the exclusion.

2. On the Rules tab add a new rule, and make sure the rule type is 'Do Not Archive'

3. Make sure the rule is high up in the list, before any rules that actually do some archiving

4.  And that’s it.  When the archiving task runs, you’ll see entries like this in the report file which is generated:

30/01/2013 21:34:37\\FS01.ev.local\Data\fredJet123.txt.txt6Default FSA Folder PolicyExclude JETDONOTARCHIVE