Exclude List tab

By default, NetBackup does not back up certain files and file types during a server-directed backup. You can also exclude specific files from server-directed backups by adding them to an exclude list.

Use this tab to specify any client files or directories you want to exclude from server-directed backups. Exclude lists apply only to server-directed backups, not to user-directed backups.


Only a NetBackup administrator should make changes to this tab.

You can identify exceptions to the Exclude File List on the Include Files tab.

See Include List tab.

The default Exclude File List applies to drive C on the client. No policy and schedule are required. Any or all items in the list can be removed but the list cannot be deleted.

You can also create exclude lists for specific policies and the schedules that back up the client.

Table: Exclude List tab properties describes the properties on the Exclude List tab.

Table: Exclude List tab properties

Property name



Identifies the policy that the currently displayed Exclude File List affects.


Identifies the schedule that the currently displayed Exclude File List affects.

Exclude File

Used to enter the path to the file or folder that you want to exclude.

The Exclude File List is case sensitive unless configured otherwise on the NetBackup master server.


Click to move the information that appears in the Exclude File field to the Exclude File List.

Exclude File List

Shows the names of all files that are excluded.


Click to remove a selected file or folder from the Exclude File List.

New List

Click to create a new Exclude File List for a different policy and schedule combination. Duplicate policy and schedule combinations are not allowed.

Delete List

Click to delete the current list.


Click to view the previous list.


Click to view the next list.


Click to apply changes and close the dialog box.


Click to close the dialog box without applying changes.

More Information

Windows FilesNotToBackup

Syntax rules for exclude and include lists