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Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

Post by Peejay62 » Mar 27, 2018 8:40 am 2 people like this post

Hi,

is there a way too exclude a disk /volume even when you choose entire computer as backup mode for a windows physical machine?
By default we like to backup the entire computer (all disks) except 1 drive. This drive is defined as a dedicated drive for swap. (fwiw the s: drive). What happens now is that when I run a backup it ends up in a warning for the job. The S: drive is low on space (completely filled up with swapfile) and Veeam says it is unable to create a vss snapshot and warns on the low space issue. We don't want to backup that drive anyway.
Choosing volume based backup is not an option as I see it now as you have to enter drives by hand. There can be multiple drives on a system and I don't think it is a viable way to define your backup scope.
Probably this is a feature request: exclude disks when selecting entire computer backup mode. I haven't been able to find an option within Veeam B&R from centrally managed agents.

Thanks, Peter

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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire compu

Post by Dima P. » Mar 27, 2018 9:50 am 2 people like this post

Hello Peter.

Thank you for your request. I'll discuss it with the team.

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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

Post by agrob » Sep 26, 2018 1:56 pm

+1
it would also be nice to exclude specific folders from a "entire computer backup". For example i would like to exclude the Folders from the SQL Databases (for example exclude E:\MSSQL). Reason, we use SQL Maintenance Plans.

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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

Post by davidkusch » Jan 04, 2019 5:21 pm

We would like to second this request. We have clients who, as it pertains to Hyper-V, foolishly load a physical server windows 2016 server and Exchange, and then load the Hyper-V role on the same server.
We need to do an "Entire Computer" backup since Exchange is so critical, but want to exclude the VHD directories of the additional virtual machines. Since they are our client (we are a Veeam pro-partner) we cannot force them to change their setup. Thank you.

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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

Post by Dima P. » Jan 04, 2019 5:24 pm

Hello and welcome David.

To clarify, you are referring to the backup jobs created in Veeam B&R console, right?

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Re: Feature request: Exclude disk when choosing entire computer

Post by davidkusch » Jan 04, 2019 6:29 pm

Yes, thank you.

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