On a Unix Server i work with the following exclude and include list.
When i start a backup from the server then the files from the directory "/vol1/samba/data_migration" will be back-up.
We run Netbackup in 18.104.22.168
First exclude_list is read, here you exclude everything, then include_list is read and that include /vol1/samba where /vol1/samba/data_migration is located. Hence /vol1/samba/data_migration is due for backup.
To exclude /vol1/samba/data_migration, put /vol1 as file list in the policy, then create exclude_list containing /vol1/samba/data_migration
You use include_list to include file paths removed by the excluded_list. include_list is not intended to include new file paths not specifyed in the policy's file path list.