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  • Question

  • my manager asked me to look on different kind of server, if there are some unnecessary file that we backup every day

    here's what I have so far any ideas

    we backup with commvault

    Server with commvault agent
    Exchange
    SQL Server

    servers without agents

    print server

    *:\win*\**\spool\**\*.spl

    DHCP, WINS

    *:\Win*\system32\dhcp\backup\jet\*

    Cluster
    Domino
    Lync/Skype
    Orchestrator
    SCCM 2012
    SharePoint
    SMS
    TFS
    WINDOWS
    FileServer





    • Edited by maquintal Monday, February 20, 2017 4:39 PM
    Monday, February 20, 2017 4:28 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Are you backing up lots of locked files, excessive amounts of data and/or are your backups taking a long time?  If not setting exclusions might not save you much.  Have you used Treesize to see if there are any large amounts of data you might be backing up that you don't need to? 

    These links might help you set up some basic exclusions -

    https://support.unitrends.com/UnitrendsBackup/s/article/ka0400000008W3SAAU/000002654

    https://adsm.org/forum/index.php?threads/list-of-files-you-can-safely-exclude-from-backup.21505/

    However for application-specific stuff e.g. Domino, SCCM, I recommend you search their forums for recommendations on what to exclude from backups.

    Monday, February 20, 2017 9:06 PM