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Backup Client inclusion/exclusion hierarchy

Article ID: 329
Last updated: 01 Sep, 2015

Users and Backup Administrators (by profiling) can include or exclude certain files and/folders for backup.

The following table shows the order in which inclusions or exclusions take precedence (1 being most imporant, 6 the least):

 Order  Source Purpose Example
1 Built-in exclusion

Specified by:
a) Operating system
b) Backup Client

(Cannot be changed)

  • Files set in the Windows registry (FAQ article 67)
  • SE and DL installation folders.
  • ESE's ProgramData/Data and ProgramData/tasks folders

2 Feature exclusion

Determined by the feature in the Backup Client - for ESE only.

(Cannot be changed)

  • MS SQL database files
  • Windows Image Backup files
3 Feature inclusion
4 Profiled exclusion

Set in SP Console

My Music

5 Backup Client exclusion

Global Exclusions, Filters, and direct exclusions

(Set by user)

My Videos

6 Backup Client inclusion

Filters and direct inclusions

(Set by user)



  • An exclusion always takes precedence over an inclusion from the same source.
  • Only these exclusions and inclusions can be changed:
    • Those set in the SP Console by profiling (level 4)
    • Those set in the Backup Client (levels 5 and 6)

Article ID: 329
Last updated: 01 Sep, 2015
Revision: 4
Views: 1741
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Posted: 28 Aug, 2015 by Du Plessis S.
Updated: 01 Sep, 2015 by Van Rensburg J.
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