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Exclude with File Patterns


Exclude with Regular Expressions

When creating a backup task in the GUI, you specify the source for your backup as well as define any files or patterns you want to exclude from backup. Note that when the number of files to be excluded from backup exceeds the allowed length for the exclude list, you should set up custom exclusion by adding files, file types or regular expressions in the Exclude list editor. On Windows, you can also use the option Pattern exclude (see Exclude with File Patterns); on Linux, it is only possible to exclude by using regular expressions (RegExp exclude). For more details, see Creating Exclude List.

Examples for exclude list with regular expressions:

  • Backing up /var without /var/tmp but with directory /var/tmp1:
 \./var/tmp$
  • Backing up /var without any directory */tmp*:
 /tmp
  • Backing up source /usr avoiding *.o, *.tmp, a.out and old*.c files and all old* directories:
 \.o$, \.tmp$, /a\.out$, /old.*\.c$, /old.*/$

  • Backing up /usr without /usr/var/spool and /usr/var/log:
 \./usr/var/spool$, \./usr/var/log$
  • Avoid all syslog####.log files:
 /syslog[0-9]*.log$

For more RegExp examples, see RegExp: Examples for Excluding Matched Patterns.

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The exclude list on the SEP sesam Linux Client can also be used as an include list by specifying the + (plus) sign at the beginning of a pattern. For details, see Advanced Backup and Restore Options.

See also

Creating Exclude ListRegExp: Examples for Excluding Matched Patterns


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