How to Exclude DFSR Private Backup Exec

Written by jim campbell
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The Distributed File System Replication service is a Windows server set-up that lets you create a copy of documents on a separate drive. DFSR creates redundancy on the network, so if the main server fails, the secondary server can take over network processes while you fix the broken hardware. It eliminates downtime for your users. Because it's a copy of network files, you create an exception in Backup Exec, so you do not take a backup of both copies of the files.

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  1. 1

    Click the Windows "Start" button on the Backup Exec server and select "All Programs." Click "Symantec," then click "Backup Exec" to open the main console.

  2. 2

    Click the "Edit" menu item and select "Manage Selection List." A dialogue box opens where you configure the exception for the DFSR server.

  3. 3

    Click "Edit" in the "Exception List" window. Another window opens. Click "Insert." In this window, double-click the drives and folders until you locate the files you want to exclude. Click "OK" to save your settings.

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