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Three questions about excluding folders and file types from backups RRS feed

  • Question

  • 1) Can the user of a client PC configure what directories are excluded?  Such client users, who are not the Admin, of course do not know the WHS Admin password.  Currently, it is the WHS Admin who decides which folders to exclude.

    2) The interface for excluding directories is a bit awkward -- instead of a tree view with check boxes where multiple folders can be selected / deselected at once, you can only select one folder each time, and then you have to cycle through the dialog box to add a new excluded directory.  Is there a simpler way, for example, a human-readable text file on the WHS specifying the excluded folders which can be edited manually?

    3) Will future releases of WHS allow certain file types to be excluded from backups?
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 8:25 PM

Answers

  • 1) Can the user of a client PC configure what directories are excluded?  Such client users, who are not the Admin, of course do not know the WHS Admin password.  Currently, it is the WHS Admin who decides which folders to exclude.

    2) The interface for excluding directories is a bit awkward -- instead of a tree view with check boxes where multiple folders can be selected / deselected at once, you can only select one folder each time, and then you have to cycle through the dialog box to add a new excluded directory.  Is there a simpler way, for example, a human-readable text file on the WHS specifying the excluded folders which can be edited manually?

    3) Will future releases of WHS allow certain file types to be excluded from backups?

    Hi,

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    Thank you
    Lara Jones [MSFT] | Program Manager
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    Thursday, April 23, 2009 8:41 PM
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