Exclude the relative path URL for SharePoint backup
You can reduce the time required for data backup of SharePoint sites. Use the Relative URL Paths option from the inSync Management Console to exclude the following:
- Any specific subsites
- Document Libraries
SharePoint has a unique URL for each subsite, Document Library, and List. You can copy the Relative URL Path from the complete URL.
Each URL of the site content has a common part within the link. Consider the following examples.
- URL starts with root site URL: For example, https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/DruvaUniversity/
- URL ends with /Forms/AllItems.aspx or AllItems.aspx
Relative URL Path is what remains when you remove the common part from the URL.
For List, the relative URL path contains the List string.
A URL has %20 string to represent the ' ' one space character. You can directly copy-paste the relative URL from the browser with %20 in it. Alternatively, you can manually provide the relative URL without %20. For example, InSync%20Course%20Documents or InSync Course Documents.
The following table lists the examples of Relative URL Paths for different site contents.
|Site Content-Type||Title displayed on SharePoint||Complete URL||Relative URL|
|Root Site||Druva University||https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/DruvaUniversity||Not Applicable|
|Document Library at root site level||inSync Course Documents||https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/DruvaUniversity/InSync%20Course%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx||
InSync Course Documents
|List at root site level||inSync PM List||https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/DruvaUniversity/Lists/InSync%20PM%20List/AllItems.aspx||
Lists/InSync PM List
|Subsite||InSync Phoenix Subsite||https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/DruvaUniversity/inSyncPhoenixAppSubsite||inSyncPhoenixAppSubsite|
|Document Library at Subsite||Cloud Apps Product Documents||https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/DruvaUniversity/inSyncCloudAppSubsite/CloudApp%20Product%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx||
inSyncCloudAppSubsite/CloudApp Product Documents
|List at Subsite||Cloud App Developer List||https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/DruvaUniversity/inSyncCloudAppSubsite/Lists/CloudApp%20Developer%20LIst/AllItems.aspx||
inSyncCloudAppSubsite/Lists/CloudApp Developer LIst
|Subsite at the Subsite level||SalesForce Subsite||https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/DruvaUniversity/inSyncCloudAppSubsite/Sales%20Force%20Subsite||
inSyncCloudAppSubsite/Sales Force Subsite
Perform the following steps to exclude the relative URL path for SharePoint backup.
On the inSync Management Console menu bar, click Data Sources > Microsoft 365.
Click SharePoint. A page that lists all the discovered sites appears.
Click on the site that you wish to exclude the relative path URL.
From the Site Settings area on the Summary tab, click Edit.
From the Backup & Retention area, select the Custom setting.
Enter the appropriate information for each field.
Enter the relative URL paths separated by a semicolon in the Relative URL Paths textarea.