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Exclude the relative path URL for SharePoint backup

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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.

Relative URL Path is what remains when you remove the common part from the URL.


  1.  For List, the relative URL  path contains the  List string.

  2. 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 Not Applicable
Document Library at root site level inSync Course Documents



InSync Course Documents

List at root site level inSync PM List



Lists/InSync PM List

Subsite InSync Phoenix Subsite inSyncPhoenixAppSubsite
Document Library at Subsite Cloud Apps Product Documents



inSyncCloudAppSubsite/CloudApp Product Documents

List at Subsite Cloud App Developer List



inSyncCloudAppSubsite/Lists/CloudApp Developer LIst

Subsite at the Subsite level SalesForce Subsite



inSyncCloudAppSubsite/Sales Force Subsite


Perform the following steps to exclude the relative URL path for SharePoint backup.

  1. On the inSync Management Console menu bar, click Data Sources > Microsoft 365

  2. Click SharePoint. A page that lists all the discovered sites appears.

  3. Click on the site that you wish to exclude the relative path URL.

  4. From the Site Settings area on the Summary tab, click Edit.

  5. From the Backup & Retention area, select the Custom setting.

  6. Select Custom.

  7. Enter the appropriate information for each field.

  8. Enter the relative URL paths separated by a semicolon in the Relative URL Paths textarea.