Feature Request: Exclude Pagefile

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Feature Request: Exclude Pagefile

Veeam Logoby keb » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:18 pm

Hi,

it would be nice to have an option to exclude the pagefile from the backup. Incremental backup size should be much smaller without pagefile.

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Re: Feature Request: Exclude Pagefile

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:26 pm

Hi Kris,

Its contents is already excluded from backup for entire PC and volume level backup modes - and with file level backup, it won’t be backed up regardless (unless you specifically select it anyway).

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Page files etc

Veeam Logoby jon.f » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:20 am

Using 'Entire Computer' backup mode, the backup browser shows hiberfile.sys and pagefile.sys
Are these not excluded?
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Re: Page files etc

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:10 am

Hello jon.f,

Both should be excluded, but thank you - I will ask QA to double check, just to make sure.
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Re: Feature Request: Exclude Pagefile

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:34 pm 1 person likes this post

Quick update: you will still see both hiberfile.sys and pagefile.sys present via backup browser during file level restores. We do not exclude the file records from MFT, but rather just skip these files' blocks from processing (so if you restore those files, you will see that most of their contents is zeroed out, thus not taking any space in the backup file).
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Re: Feature Request: Exclude Pagefile

Veeam Logoby justingoldberg » Sat May 23, 2015 3:28 pm

Folders and file type extensions would be a good feature for exclusions.


The pagefile, the hibernation file, and a few others can be safely excluded. If you look at the xml file from backup assist or look at a file in the acronis b&r program files directory (search the file contents for hiberfil), they both have a similar list of files in their exclusions.

A configurable list of what folders and extensions to exclude and be able to export a backup job template would be a nice feature.
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Re: Feature Request: Exclude Pagefile

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Sat May 23, 2015 6:32 pm

Justin,

Thanks for this. We have this on our list as a possibility to review, and your vote will be counted ;-)

Thanks

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Re: Feature Request: Exclude Pagefile

Veeam Logoby justingoldberg » Tue May 26, 2015 12:51 pm

you should probably add the hibernation file to that list. I can't think of any scenario where an endpoint would be backed up while it is hibernated unless there was a bootable offline backup iso.
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Re: Feature Request: Exclude Pagefile

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue May 26, 2015 1:24 pm

Justin,
you should probably add the hibernation file to that list

Veeam Endpoint Backup automatically excludes the following objects already: temporary files folder, Recycle Bin, Microsoft Windows pagefile, hibernate file and VSS snapshot files from the System Volume Information folder. (Step 3. Select Volumes to Back Up) :wink:
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