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Configure the global exclude list

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Overview

You can create a global exclusion list for file types, file names, and folders that you want to exclude from inSync backups.

inSync excludes the files types that you specify in the global exclude list irrespective of the filters set at the folder level by the administrator or the user. For example, if you do not want inSync to back up .mpeg files , you must add .mpeg to the global exclude list.

inSync also excludes particular files that you specify in the global exclude list irrespective of the filters set at the folder level by the administrator or the user. For example, if you do not want inSync to back up a file, like Ntuser.dat, you must add Ntuser.dat to the global exclude list.

Note:

  • When you specify a particular file in the global exclude list, that file is excluded from backup irrespective of its location or the number of copies on the device.
  • You can configure the global exclude list only through profiles. You cannot do this on an individual user level.

Create a global exclusion list for files for SaaS Apps

To create a global exclusion list for files and folders,

  1. On the inSync Management Console menu bar, click Profiles.
  2. Click the profile for which you want to create the global exclude list.
  3. Click the Edit button at the top right, select SaaS Apps to update the required profile.
  4. Click Global Exclusions.​​​​​ 
  5. In the Exclude File Types box, type the file types that you want to exclude from backup. The file extensions are automatically added to the adjacent field. If you do not see your file type, type the file extensions of those file types manually in the adjacent box.

Note: Ensure that you separate consecutive entries using a semicolon (;) and there is no white space between two entries. For example, if you want to exclude all executables and video files, enter the file types for these executables and video files in the Exclude Files box. The file extensions are automatically added to the adjacent box. If you want to remove a file type, click the file type. The exclusion of file types is supported for OneDrive and Google Drive only.

  1. Click Save.

Create a global exclusion list for folders for SaaS Apps

  • The Global Exclusion for the Exclude Paths option is supported for Exchange Online, Gmail, OneDrive, and Google Drive.
  • For Gmail and Exchange Online, only folder name or relative paths are supported for Exclude Paths. For example, Birthdays;United States holidays;Calendar
  • For Google Drive and OneDrive, folder or file name or relative paths are supported for Exclude Paths. For example, /Druva/Templates/Paths.txt;Templates

 

To create a global exclusion list for folders,

  1. On the inSync Management Console menu bar, click Profiles.
  2. Click the profile for which you want to create the global exclude list.
  3. Click the Edit button at the top right, select SaaS Apps to update the required profile.
  4. Click Global Exclusions.​​​​​ 
  5. In the Exclude Paths boxtype the file or folder name or relative path to the files and folders that you want to exclude from backups. Ensure that you separate consecutive entries using a semicolon (;) and there is no white space between two entries.

 Example: Let's assume you have the following in your Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace accounts:

  • OneDrive and Google Drive: /Druva/Templates/Paths

  • Exchange Online and Gmail: /Templates

  1. Click Save.