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Re: feature request - FileToTape Files Exclusions...and DFS

Post by richhartdr » Sep 12, 2013 12:29 pm

Many thanks v.Eremin, I appreciate your clear answers, and I'll look forward to the next release, as I'll have to wait until then to try...just too many caveats right now. It's a great first start though! Keep it up guys!

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[MERGED] exclude folder from copy job possible?

Post by horst » Sep 16, 2013 12:24 pm

Hi,

is it possible to exclude a folder from a copy to tape job?
for examle, I want to copy the data of a whole partition to the tape, with the exception of one folder.
Alternatively, I could also exclude a specific file-extension from the copy job?

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Re: exclude folder from copy job possible?

Post by foggy » Sep 16, 2013 1:05 pm

Hello, if you are talking about Files to Tape job, then at the Files and Folders step of the wizard you can specify the mask for files in each of the folders that should be archived to tape. Also please see the topic above for considerations regarding excluding folders from archiving. Thanks.

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Re: feature request - FileToTape Files Exclusions...and DFS

Post by AJ83 » Jan 17, 2014 2:42 pm

I would also like to see the exclusion option in the file masking options for file to tape jobs.

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Re: feature request - FileToTape Files Exclusions...and DFS

Post by v.Eremin » Jan 17, 2014 2:54 pm

Your voice is counted. We do consider adding this functionality in one of the next releases. Thanks.

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Re: feature request - FileToTape Files Exclusions...and DFS

Post by fredbloggs » Nov 13, 2014 10:28 pm

so, it's now November 2014 and version 8 has been released, yet this is STILL missing as an option.

As mentioned earlier this does make it quite a difficult process to migrate to.

[Offtopic] As for speed, It appears ok'ish for me, about half the speed of backup exec but relatively usable and almost completes my backup in a weekend which I can live with in my situation

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Re: feature request - FileToTape Files Exclusions...and DFS

Post by Dima P. » Nov 20, 2014 12:01 am

fredbloggs,

Glad you feel the performance boost! We will continue to work in the optimization direction for our tape functionality for the next releases. Exclude option for file to tape jobs was paused, but it might be included in the next major version.

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[MERGED] Backing up DFS to tape

Post by corsbj » Jun 24, 2016 8:51 am

I've just implemented Veeam B&R and retired our DPM solution.
The Hyper-V backups are awesome, but the "file to tape" backup is giving me a headache.
It looks like it tries to backup the dfsrprivate folders, which it can't do. The backup speed crawls to about 600kb/s and through resource monitor on the fileserver I can see it's rummaging around in the dfsrprivate folder.

Is there no way to exclude that folder? Is B&R not DFS aware?
We're running 9.0.0.1491.

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Re: feature request - FileToTape Files Exclusions...and DFS

Post by Shestakov » Jun 24, 2016 9:49 am

Hello Simon and welcome to the community!
Currently VBR is not DFS aware. We will consider it as a feature request.

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Re: feature request - FileToTape Files Exclusions...and DFS

Post by corsbj » Jun 24, 2016 10:02 am

What would you suggest I do to back up our DFS to tape then?

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[MERGED] File to Tape - Exclusion

Post by corsbj » Jul 11, 2016 9:09 am

I've been searching both these forums and tried Google, but I haven't found an answer/post that was recent, so I'm gonna ask.
There doesn't seem to be a way to exclude files/folders, only include. I was sure this was possible, but I guess it's not. This is very much needed!
Every time the backup runs, I get a warning about some files it can't find. They're probably .log files I don't care about anyway, but I can't tell it to ignore them.
I'm saying probably, because it won't tell me which files it can't find. There's nothing in the event log of the source server or the report from the backup.
It should be possible to figure out which files it is.

So to sum up, please count my vote on these improvement suggestions:
File/directory exclusions
Better errormessages/more informative. Maybe an option to enable debug logging or something.

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Re: feature request - FileToTape Files Exclusions...and DFS

Post by v.Eremin » Jul 11, 2016 10:35 am

We've got similar requests previously, but the request has always been supplanted by more demanded functionality.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback; appreciated.

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Re: feature request - FileToTape Files Exclusions...and DFS

Post by rreed » Jul 19, 2016 3:44 pm

Just discovered I need to exclude about 2.1TB worth of folders from a couple of our tape jobs this morning. W/ all love and respect, for what appears to be about three years and/or versions running, could we get this feature bumped up to the top of the list please? :)
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Re: feature request - FileToTape Files Exclusions...and DFS

Post by lobo519 » Sep 14, 2016 1:37 pm

+ 1 for exclusions. I am backing up a file server for quick tape restore becuase you can't restore file from VM on tape. I keep getting warnings about MS Office temp files that are created when a file is open.

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[MERGED] Filter out certain file, ie all but xx.y

Post by brianmac86 » Sep 20, 2016 7:46 pm

Is there a way to filter out a certain file? I am currently using *.* as the file mask, but it would be nice to specify an ignore filter as well.

Thanks

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