Discussions specific to the VMware vSphere hypervisor
Post Reply
Posts: 12
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Dec 01, 2011 5:04 pm
Full Name: Stephen

File type Exclude?

Post by Stephenv »

i was thinking about backing up virtual desktop's, however is there a way to exclude a file type like .ost (offline mail) i know it may not be possible though.
the reason for blocking .ost is well the data is on the exchange server. plus it will rebuild the .ost if it is missing on the desktop.


Vitaliy S.
Product Manager
Posts: 25349
Liked: 2235 times
Joined: Mar 30, 2009 9:13 am
Full Name: Vitaliy Safarov

Re: File type Exclude?

Post by Vitaliy S. »

Hello Stephen,

That's not possible to do, only swap files are excluded automatically with v6. However you can you this procedure to exclude *.ost files from the backups:

1. Place *.ost file on a separate virtual disk
2. Exclude this disk via backup/replication job properties

Hope this helps!

SVP, Product Management
Posts: 29323
Liked: 5456 times
Joined: Jan 01, 2006 1:01 am
Location: Baar, Switzerland

Re: File type Exclude?

Post by Gostev »

Plus, you may actually have issues backing up your virtual desktops depending on how your architected your VDI deployment. You may want to test this first. Thanks.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 20 guests