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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

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Hi Jan,

For such setup you can go to volume level backup mode and uncheck the volume D, the operating system will be in the backup and Bare Metal Recovery will work without any issues. Cheers!

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+1 for this request

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+1

I also would love to have this feature because I would like to easily recover the entire system, except for games. Only 2 games already consume 200 GB on my machine which I can or even would have to download again through Steam or whatsoever anyways rather than store them along with my backups.

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Same here, +1 for this feature

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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

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Agent49,

For standalone agent it's pretty easy to archive you goal without any extra features to be implemented: instead of selecting entire computer backup mode, go volume level and uncheck the 'games' or 'stuff' volumes but keep the operating system checkbox checked. As a result you will have the entire os fully operational for bare metal recovery without unwanted data in the backup. Hope it helps!

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+1 exclude disk.
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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

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Hello Dries,

This functionality will be provided for both managed by VBR and managed by agent job types in Veeam B&R in the upcoming v11. Cheers!

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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

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Hi Dima

Thanks. I was looking for that feature and now I have found your teaser. This will be a very useful feature :)
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Will it also be possible to exclude a single folder from disk based backup (or full system backup)?

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If you choose File Level backup instead and tick entire volume, you will get full disk backup(volume level) + file-based exclusions set there will work out of the box.
Check this Veeam Agent Exclusions KB for more detail.
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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

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Hello Egor

Thanks, i know this option. But what is not clear, if i select File Level Backup and for example exclude "c:\temp", is it still possible to do a Disaster Restore with the Recovery ISO from this System?

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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

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If you select "Operating System" and "System reserved data", then yes.

C:\Temp should always be excluded from VSS Backups. You don't have todo anything.

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agent ... tml?ver=40
To specify the backup scope, in the Objects to backup list, select check boxes next to necessary objects. You can include the following data in the backup:
  • Operating system data — data pertaining to the OS installed on your computer.
  • Personal files — user profile folder including all user settings and data. Typically, the user profile data is located in the Users folder on the system disk, for example, C:\Users.
  • System reserved data — system data required to boot the OS installed on your computer. With this option enabled, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will include in the backup scope Microsoft Windows system partition and boot partition of your computer. For GPT disks on Microsoft Windows 8.1, 10, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will additionally back up the recovery partition. To learn more, see System State Data Backup.
  • Individual folders. To learn more, see Selecting Folders.
  • Individual computer volumes and mount points (located on local drives or external USB drives). To learn more, see Selecting Volumes.
Consider the following:
  • Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows does not include the following Microsoft Windows objects in the backup: temporary files folder, Recycle Bin, Microsoft Windows pagefile, hibernate file and VSS snapshot files from the System Volume Information folder.
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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

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I have just installed V11 trial for a client we are quoting a solution for that has 2x Physical servers. The option to granually exclude disks from Entire Computer backup is not there. Am I missing something or was the feature not yet developed ?

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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

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It is there. Choose Volume Level Backup.
Then you can exclude a volume in the objects menu :)

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... ml?ver=110
Alternatively, you can back up the whole Veeam Agent machine. To do this, select the Backup all volumes except the following option. With this option selected, you can exclude objects that you do not need from the backup scope.
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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

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That's right. Starting from v11 we offer ability to backup selected volumes or backup all volumes except selected - you need volume level backup mode in order to configure it. Cheers!

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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

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I missing the feature to exclude a disk on a specific Agent. I have a Job with 20 Agents. One of the agent needs exclusion of disk D:\.
This is not possible at the moment. I have to create dedicated Backup Jobs for each managed server with disk exclusions. Would be nice, that we can configure disk exclusion for a single agent in a managed Agent Backup job with "entire machine" method. This works already for VmWare Backups, why not including that feature for Agents too sometimes in the future :)
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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

Post by Dima P. » 1 person likes this post

Hello Fabian,

Counted as a feature request. Thanks!

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