16764: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Virtual Edition: Folder Exclusion with Agent for ESX/ESXi (Virtual Appliance)

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When excluding folders in virtual appliance you need to use forward slash "/" and provide a closing slash at the end of the path

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Virtual Edition


It is possible to exclude folders both in Entire virtual machine backup and in Volumes of a virtual machine backup.

To exclude folders from virtual machines backup, do the following:

  1. Connect to Agent for ESX/ESXi (Virtual Appliance);
  2. Click Advanced view and press Change in the Exclusions field:

  3. Check Exclude files matching the following criteria;
  4. Press Add to specify files or folders for exclusion;
    • Use forward slash "/" in path;
    • Close the path to the folder that you want to exclude with a forward slash.

E.g. to exclude a folder FolderA on disk C:\ specify the following criteria:


(!) If the specified folder does not exist on a given virtual machine, backup will continue without applying the exclusion to this machine. E.g. if you select to back up several virtual machines, and C:\FolderA exists only on one machine, this exclusion will be skipped on other machines. Backup operation will not be interrupted.

More information

See also Folder Exclusion in Acronis Backup & Recovery Does Not Work without the Closing Slash.


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