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[Moved] File Exclusions getting complex requirements

Post by odge » Apr 14, 2018 12:22 pm

Hi

Are there any fancy ways to use exclusions.

A client uses another product for SQL backup management (actually quite a lot of them do), so no veeam in use for Logs and fulls. We want to exclude all the SQL files as well because of their cluster setup, BUT, as with all things IT, we dont want to exclude master and msdb.

They are all in the same directory as the user databases, rather annoyingly. So my solutions are 1) get the client to place them in different directories, or figure out a smarter way for exclusions, not to exclude certain files.

Any tricks here I could use? Any tricks you could add on at some point?

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Re: File Exclusions getting complex requirements

Post by vmniels » Apr 17, 2018 6:57 am

Most easy step would be to place the DB's you do want to backup in a different directory because other options may make it more complex (then it already is ;-)).
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Re: File Exclusions getting complex requirements

Post by haslund » Apr 17, 2018 7:15 am

Did you look into database exclusions as well: https://www.veeam.com/kb2110
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Re: File Exclusions getting complex requirements

Post by odge » Aug 28, 2018 3:49 pm

vmniels wrote:Most easy step would be to place the DB's you do want to backup in a different directory because other options may make it more complex (then it already is ;-)).
This is what we usually do, but I think its relatively easy for Veeam to add a better exclusion method (exlude all except this etc).

The problem is it requires DB admins to make changes, and now infrastructure admins have to force them to do this. I think viewing them as seperate functions, (or view veeam as the 2nd arrival) might be easier for infrastructure admins

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