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Balachandran's avatar
11 years ago

Exclude backup

Hi, We use Symentac Netbackup 7.1.0.4v.  In my organisation they used to take a backup of C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts on every day. Could you please tell me what is the need of the fi...
  • Mark_Solutions's avatar
    11 years ago

    That depends very much on whether you use it in your environment or not.

    The hosts file is used for the server to identify other servers via their IP address.

    By default it does not contain very much - just a local host loop back - but if your environment uses hosts files then it may contain other servers IP addresses in the form:

    10.10.22.96        server1.domian.com       server1

    as it is usually only 1kb i wouldn't worry about excluding it