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SYM-AJ's avatar
SYM-AJ
Level 5
7 years ago

Windows Exclude Lists

Windows 2012R2 Master / 5240 Appliance Media / Windows 2012R2 Client - NBU 8.1.1

I have a Windows client with a D drive containing a directory appdir.  This directory contains many files with 'log' in the name, these are distributed throughout many subdirectories on the drive.  I want to backup the drive and exclude all files with 'log' in the name.  These could be log.txt, xxx.log.txt, xxx.log.yyy.txt etc.

I cannot see how to do this - is it possible ?

Thanks,

AJ

5 Replies

    • SYM-AJ's avatar
      SYM-AJ
      Level 5

      Thanks for that - but I still don't see how I can do this.......

      I have files for exclusion as follows:

      d:\appdir\dir1\abclog.txt

      d:\appdir\dir2\log.txt

      d:\appdir\dir3\dir4\xxxlog.txt

      d:\appdir\xxxlogyyy.txt

      I want to be able to say backup everything in d:\appdir and sub-directories except any file which contains 'log'.

      AJ.

      • Alexis_Jeldrez's avatar
        Alexis_Jeldrez
        Level 6

        You could use wildcards in the exclusion, for example: *log* (asterisks included).