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Files exclusion in sub folder? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I backup my users redirected MyDocuments. How can I backup the root folder that contains everyones docs but exclude the recycling bin nested in each users folder? 
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:29 PM

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  • Hi,

    you should try to exclude the folders as exposed :

    Exemple : If you MyDocuments is called Documents then you should exclude Documents\Recycle Bin (considering that the recycle bin is named that way).

    Edit: This is in case that you are using Client Protection

    If you are using Server Protection (File Protection) then you should deselect each user's recycle bin.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:46 PM
  • here is the problem. The share looks like: \\MyDOCs\userA\MyDocuments with each user havng an individual sub folder under MyDocs. Ilike bacing up the root folder because then every new user is auto backed up.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:21 PM
  • i have used a GPO on my servers that manage exclusions for some files and folders with  registry settings:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToBackup
    (all servers)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToSnapshot
    (on Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2)

    example of exclusions:

    \Recycler\* /s
    \$RECYCLE.BIN\* /s
    %UserProfile%\Desktop\*.* /s
    %UserProfile%\Desktop\* /s
    %windir%\*.dmp

    you can try to use in your environment...

    source:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa819132(VS.85).aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780819.aspx

    Friday, February 24, 2012 9:25 PM
  • Hello,

    DPM does not backup the Recyle bin.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399413.aspx


    Thanks,
    Shane

    • Proposed as answer by ShaneB. _ Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:18 PM
    Saturday, February 25, 2012 10:15 PM
  • Hello,

    Do you have any other questions in this regards?


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    Thursday, March 1, 2012 12:53 PM