Adding a user-defined selection to the User-defined Selections node

You can set up direct access to a share by entering its Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path name or computer name, or a fully qualified computer name.

Table: User-defined selection formats

Format type


UNC name


Fully qualified computer name


See About using fully qualified computer names in backup selections.

To add a user-defined selection to the User-defined Selections node

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. Click New Backup Job.

  3. Right-click User-defined Selections, and then click Manage User-defined Selections.

  4. In the Name box, type the server name and volume name, the computer name, or fully qualified computer name.

    You can provide TCP/IP addresses for user-defined selections, but Symantec does not recommended it. Backup Exec does not support user-defined selections for IP addresses in a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) environment.

  5. Click Add.

  6. When you are finished adding selections, click Close.

    The selections that you specify can be selected for backup operations from the User-defined Selections node.

More Information

About selection lists

Creating selection lists

Deleting selection lists

Editing selection lists