NetVault Backup Plug-in for FileSystem 11.4 - User Guide

Exclusion list considerations

The NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem supports the following special characters in an exclusion list.

/

Used to terminate Linux and UNIX file paths.

\

Used to terminate Windows file paths.

?

Used to match any one character.

!n

Used to insert new line.

!r

Used to insert carriage return.

!t

Used to insert tab.

!f

Used to insert form feed.

!b

Used to insert backspace,

!

Used to escape any special character that follows.

!!

Used to specify ! character in the filename or path.

 

Backing up data

About backup methods

The NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem supports the following backup methods:

Standard Backup method: This method lets you perform native file system backups. The Standard Backup method is supported on all operating systems.
Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Backup method: This method lets you perform snapshot-based backups. The VSS Backup method is only supported on Windows-based systems.

About backup types

The NetVault Backup Plug‑in for FileSystem supports the following backup types:

Full Backup: A Full Backup provides a backup of all selected files and folders. Full Backups take longer to complete and consume more backup media. However, restores are faster since the plug-in is only required to restore a single saveset. Full Backups serve as the base backups for subsequent Incremental and Differential Backups.
Incremental Backup: An Incremental Backup provides a backup of files that are new or have changed since the last Full or Incremental Backup. Incremental Backups consume minimum storage space and are quicker to perform. However, data recovery can take more time depending on the number of savesets that the plug-in is required to restore.
Differential Backup: A Differential Backup provides a backup of files that are new or have changed since the last Full Backup. Differential Backups speed up recovery since the plug-in is only required to restore two savesets. However, these backups consume more storage space and take more time to complete than the Incremental Backups. Differential Backups duplicate the data backed up by previous backups of the same type.
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