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How to exclude always the same folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • We protect all the users home directories stored on a file server of about 3000 users(DPM2010). Every user has the folder RECYCLER in his home drive which I don't want to backup. So I need a rule like "exclude folder RECYCLER regardless of the location within this Protection group". Since users come and leave I dont't want to exclude the folder every time a new user was created. I had a look at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb809067.aspx but didn't succeeded. Does anyone handled a similiar issue?

    Thanks in advance Rudi

    • Moved by MarcReynolds Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:02 PM (From:Data Protection Manager)
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:35 AM

Answers

  • Hi Rudi,

    I believe what you are asking for is not possible in DPM when protecting data at the server level. I know this feature is available when doing client protection. Client protection allows you to exclude files.

    HTH


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    • Marked as answer by Rudi.Demarini Friday, July 29, 2011 7:51 AM
    Sunday, July 3, 2011 1:19 AM
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  • Hi Rudi,

    I believe what you are asking for is not possible in DPM when protecting data at the server level. I know this feature is available when doing client protection. Client protection allows you to exclude files.

    HTH


    My Blog | www.buchatech.com | www.systemcenterdataprotectionmanager.com
    • Marked as answer by Rudi.Demarini Friday, July 29, 2011 7:51 AM
    Sunday, July 3, 2011 1:19 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Rudi,

    I faced a similar problem and i searched for an answer but i didnt find one.

    The only way was to execlude that folder for each users. In my case the sync was failing because of some temp folders and i was forced to execlude that temp folder from each and every users.

    If the Sync/backup is failing then you can edit the registery key ContinueOnFailure and that will solve your problem. (In my case i kept it because i wanted to know why the backup was stopping to solve the problem).

     

    Hope that helps.

    Laith.

    • Proposed as answer by Laith_IT Tuesday, July 19, 2011 5:24 AM
    Thursday, July 14, 2011 6:17 AM
  • Hi Rudi,

    Maybe you could try "Pre-Backup Scripts" to run a delete command on theses recycles bin contents ?

    Take a look at this link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb808870.aspx

    Stéphane

    Edit: the script could be like this (Be careful I'm not Powershell Guru ;) ) Get-ChildItem c:\"YourPath" -include recycleBin -recurse | remove-item -whatif

     



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