Filters can be used to search for files or folders that will be included or excluded in the backup. The user can specify criteria that will be used to filter out files/folders. Some key points to understand before reading this guide:
In order to create a backup set with filter, requirements are essential to avoid any interruptions upon running the backup set.
You need to have a network connection for backup sets with filters that has Windows shared folder as source destination. This is applicable for Windows OS and Linux / FreeBSD OS.
On Windows OS, for running AhsayOBM (GUI) / AhsayACB. you need to have administrator rights to allow you to view files on the server and for running AhsayOBM (CLI). This will allow you to check if the filter criteria are correct. While on Linux/ FreeBSD OS you need to login as root to access the AhsayOBM – GUI and CLI.
There are limitations in creating a backup set with filters on various Operating System. Below are some of the limitations of Linux / FreeBSD OS:
Here are some recommendations to make the backup set with filter more efficient and to maximize the full potential of the said feature.
For Linux/ FreeBSD OS, ensure that these paths have been added:
The /root/temp is just a sample for reference purposes only. This will depend on your actual temporary folder path.
These are also the non-regular files/folders such as device files, block files, virtual files systems, pseudo file systems, etc. will be automatically ignored if selected for backup. Backup log entries of these files/folders will not appear in the backup logs.
Here are some examples: