I thought I would post on this feature because it seems it is often overlooked and not everyone is aware it exists. This feature is the Global Exclusions Selection List in Backup Exec and it has been around for a very long time.
This global selection list allows you to exclude a path or file just once and this exclusion will automatically apply to every job you create. This is a lot easier than deselecting the same checkbox for a common exclusion across dozens of servers and jobs.
This came to light recently because I had to add global exclusions for the Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 client, which kept causing dozens of exceptions in my job and I really didn’t need to recover this program data in the event of a catastrophic event. I could simply reinstall the client if needed.
I know most of my posts have been on Backup Exec 2012, and I know a lot of people are still using Backup Exec 2010, so I thought I would design this article for setting this up in Backup Exec 2010.[Read more…] about Global Exclusions Selection List in Backup Exec