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Netbackup Exclusions list for windows based clients

Created: 17 Nov 2011 • Updated: 17 Nov 2011 | 3 comments
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We are backing up a complete drive on a windows client. Im trying to split the policy into two policies.

Data being backed up under policy "db-bkp":

H:\ : 2 TB of data  (H:\backup\daily  holds 1.9 TB and within that   H:\backup\daily\differential\ holds 990 GB)

Am trying to create another policy "db-bkp-diff" to backup only "H:\backup\daily\differential"  and exclude this path in policy "db-bkp"

I have set the exclusions from client properties to exclude  path H:\backup\daily\differential  for policy "db-bkp" for all-schedules , however when i tested both the policies, the exclusions do not work.

Am not sure if am missing something. Please help!!! 

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MKT's picture

7.0 and higher suffer from this issue:

Netbackup client 7.0.1 ignores the exclude list

Fixed in

Mark_Solutions's picture

It can also be case sensitive so make sure the policy name in the exclude list is exactly as per the policy name and also browse for the folder to exclude rather than type it in
You can also add a /* on the end which can also sometimes help

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