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Exclude Pagefile.sys in non-grt VMWARE backup

Created: 05 Mar 2013 • Updated: 07 Mar 2013 | 2 comments
nutshell's picture
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Hi Folks,

I'm running Backup Exec 2010R3 with latest Patchlevel on Windows Server 2008R2.

I've defined a global exclusions list as described here:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

Is it possible that the filter won't work for backup jobs that backup virtual machines without grt option.

I checked the size before and after I made the change in the global exclusions list. But unfortunately the size is the same. Can anyone confirm the behavior?

Best regards

nutshell

Operating Systems:

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Colin Weaver's picture

You cannot use file filters with VMware snapshots

All you get with a VMware backup is a snapshot of the complete VMDK.

Think of a VMDK as a big ZIP file - you cannot choose to copy or backup the zip file without copying or backing up all of the content.

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nutshell's picture

Hi Colin,

thank you for your answer!

Greeting

nutshell