Laptop Backup : excluding removable drives from backup ?

Last post 12-01-2020, 2:59 PM by Manoj_Pradhan. 4 replies.
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  • Laptop Backup : excluding removable drives from backup ?
    Posted: 06-20-2012, 10:27 AM

    Hello,

     

    as a Partner we are currently setting up Desktop/Laptop backup.

    I'm looking for an answer to the following question : is it possible to automatically exclude removable drives from backups ?

    Currently we use the default subclient which includes everything. When a user connects a USB drive it gets backed up too... definitely not what we want to do.

    We could also specify the list of drives we want, but not all laptop have the same letter drive configuration, so even if, for instance, D drive is a corporate drive on laptop A, it could end up being a USB drive on laptop B...

    Does somebody know if there is an option, or a registry setting that tells the agent to exclude removable devices ?

     

    Thanks

    Mathieu

  • Re: Laptop Backup : excluding removable drives from backup ?
    Posted: 11-28-2020, 11:03 PM

    Hi Mathieu,

     

    have you found any solution for this ?

     

    Thanks

    kishan

  • Re: Laptop Backup : excluding removable drives from backup ?
    Posted: 11-30-2020, 5:10 AM

    See: https://documentation.commvault.com/11.21/expert/11885_content_filters_and_regular_expressions_faq.html#how-do-i-filter-fixed-usb-disk

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    But imho this should become an option that is part of a laptop plan. I would recommend opening a CMR for it! 

  • Re: Laptop Backup : excluding removable drives from backup ?
    Posted: 12-01-2020, 3:12 AM

    When we started implementing CVs in our environment, we too had a dilemma about client computers and their documents. In order to reduce the backup capacity and to have some control over what is stored, we immediately created a client policy that only stores a specific folder (standard Documents and / or Desktop).


    So when installing a new client, the policy immediately defines what is stored. Of course, each client can then do fine tuning and adjust for their computer what to store. It is definitely a recommendation, if there is no need to avoid the system state for client machines, because there is no need to store everything, right?

  • Re: Laptop Backup : excluding removable drives from backup ?
    Posted: 12-01-2020, 2:59 PM

    if you are using plans, then plans has default filters for windows named "Temporary Files (Windows)", which already includes the filter to filter out USB device by default.

    Does that solve your use-case?

    https://documentation.commvault.com/11.21/expert/94582_supported_file_extensions_in_content_library.html

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