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How to exclude RECYLER/$RECYCLE.BIN and SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION

Created: 05 Feb 2013 | 6 comments
Spartacus81's picture

Friends,

Quick one i need to setup the global exclusion list with the following on all windows 2003/2008 clients.. what is the best possible way to appraoch this.

No of Windows 2003 clients 90

No of windows 2008 clients 103

Exclusion list:

%RECYCLER%

%System Volume Information%

%$RECYCLE.BIN%

how would you add that in the netbackup client properties-->exclude list

i dont want to go through each client find how many drives they have and add one by one exclusion on each client..

correct syntax of exclusion would highly be appreicated..

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Mark_Solutions's picture

You can select all clients and hit enter so that they all load (takes ages!!) and then set the exclusion and  press "Apply" so that it applies to all of them.

Alternatively push out a registry edit (script file or using AD) to edit the exclude key under:

HKLM\Software\Veritas\NetBAckup\CurrentVersion\Config\

The syntax for these would just be *Recycle.Bin, *System Volume Information and * Recycler

That should be enough to exclude then all across the system

Test this one one client first to make sure it gives you what you want

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Spartacus81's picture

Thanks Mark. am testing them now.. i have actually put the exclusion as followed and so far no errors in the job log..

%RECYCLER%

%System Volume Information%

Exclusion.png

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Mark_Solutions's picture

There is one thing to bear in mind with exclusions ....

If you have ever set a Policy or Schedule specific exclusion for a client then that client will need its exclusions doing differently it they will need to go under the CLASS: and or SCHED: section of its registry

Hoep you get the results you needed

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Spartacus81's picture

right it didnt work.. so now i have put the exclusion as following and retrying.. will update shortly.. *Recyler* *System volume information* *Recycle.bin*

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Mark_Solutions's picture

The suspense is killing me .... how is it looking?

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Spartacus81's picture

Sorry Mark.. i was offsite doing DR for one of our customers yesterday...

right that worked.. the correct syntax is...

Exclusion 1/Line one: *System volume Information*

Exclusion 2/Line two: *RECYCLER*

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