How to globally exclude specific folders while performing a backup in SYMANTEC Backup Exec for Windows Servers

Problem

How to globally exclude specific folders while performing a backup in SYMANTEC Backup Exec for Windows Servers

Solution

To globally exclude specific folders from backup, for example Temp, Test etc, refer the following steps:

1. On the menu bar, click Edit and then click Manage selection list (Figure 1).

Figure 1


2. Highlight Excludes and then click Edit (Figure 2)

Figure 2


3. On the Exclude Properties window click Insert (Figure 3)

Figure 3
 

4. To exclude folders like Test from all the backup jobs, type \\*\*\**test\ in the Path field. Make sure Include subdirectories is selected (Figure 4).

Figure 4


5. After you click OK you will see the exclusion (Figure 5)

Figure 5


To globally exclude all folders that contain a particular name from backup, for example Test, type \\*\*\**test*\ in the Path field. Make sure Include subdirectories is selected (Figure 6).

Figure 6

 


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