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Exclude does not work in BackupExec 2012

Created: 17 Jan 2013 | 5 comments


We created a exclude rule for let's say "server_a"


resourcename: \\server_a.example-domain.local\C:

path: Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA

But our daily and weekly backup jobs still try to backup these folder. So the following exception still occurs:

Element \\server_a\C:\Programme\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\master.mdf is in use - skipped.
Element \\server_a\C:\Programme\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\mastlog.ldf is in use - skipped.
Element \\server_a\C:\Programme\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\model.mdf is in use - skipped.
Element \\server_a\C:\Programme\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\modellog.ldf is in use - skipped.
Element \\server_a\C:\Programme\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\MSDBData.mdf is in use - skipped.
Element \\server_a\C:\Programme\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\MSDBLog.ldf is in use - skipped.

Why does the exclude not work? Andy thoughts on this?


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pkh's picture

It is strange that you are getting these error messages.  By right, .mdf and .ldf files are automatically excluded from any backup by AFE which means that even if you select them, they will not be backed up.  You don't have to do any excludes. Hence, the error messages should not occur.

I would suggest that you open a support case with Symantec for them to look at this problem.

Martinus-Apotheke's picture

Could you explain what you mean by AFE? I couldn't find anything on this option...

HNeumann's picture


is it a global exclusion or a Server exclusion? We also have Problems with global exclusions. It´s annoying...

Colin Weaver's picture

Is this the system state part of the backup job or the file system part (drive letter)?

Either way as suggested by pkh I'd say this needs a formal support case