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Hello
I am using veritas backup exec 10d on a windows 2003 server to backup our netware 6.5 servers.

I am trying to exclude a profile folder from being backed up

The source is:
server1.NetWare File System/server1/FILES:
and the directory is:
\s\o\someuser\profile

This profile folder will always be in that relative location but under different directories
a\b\abuser\profile
b\c\bcuser\profile

This is what I have tried:
http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/273315.htm
http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/277073.htm

Thank you for any help you can give me.
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by:billmercer
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>This is what I have tried:
But what happened when you tried those things? What's happening that you don't want to happen? Is it backing up all the folders anyway? Is it excluding things you don't want?

What wildcard pattern did you try? Did you try this:
  \\server\*\*\*\profile
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by:mdiglio
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Hello,
Yes I just tried that pattern and it didn't work either
What is happening is that the profile folder is always getting backed up; as if the filter were not there.

If I use the same pattern while backing up a windows server it works fine.

Is there anyway to just exclude all folders called 'profile' instead of just those matching a specific location?

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by:mdiglio
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well it looks like there is a file that needs to be edited on the netware box for the exclusions called novell.nks

http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/189612.htm

hopefully this will do the trick
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by:billmercer
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Well, if that works, I'd call this a bug in Backup Exec. That document isn't supposed to apply to Backup Exec 10, it's supposed to be for BE server for Netware.

Is it possible you're not using the most recent version of the BE agent on the netware server?
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by:mdiglio
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I haven't been able to get it working yet.
again no error messages, it just doesn't exclude the folders I ask it to.

The agent I used was deployed using the cd that I used to install the 10d version,
so I'm guessing its the most recent one.

I put a call into their tech support.

I wouldn't be against excluding all folders called 'profile' if that makes it easier

Here are the edits I made to the file that article talks about, as you can see I tried the shotgun approach.

\files\*\*\*\profile  /x /s
\profile             /x /s
\profile\*.*          /x /s
\files\*\*\*\profile\  /x /s
\files\*\*\*\profile\*.*  /x /s
*profile* /x /s
FILES:\*\*\*\profile /x /s
\*profile*            /x /s
*\*profile*            /x /s
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by:mdiglio
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Here is a good one...
Veritas does not allow you to exclude folders when backing up a netware server

Thanks for your suggestions and your help
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by:billmercer
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>Veritas does not allow you to exclude folders when backing up a netware server
Symantec strikes again... Sad, but unfortunately, not at all surprising, they screw up everything sooner or later.
 
Just for yucks, you might want to try installing an older version of the agent, and see if that allows the novell.nks file option to work.
Also, I don't know BE 10, but if the Netware agent for 10 invokes a user, you could deny that user access to the folders...


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by:billmercer
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Oh, and you may want to post a request for a PAQ/Refund in the Support area, since you answered your own question.
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by:mdiglio
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Thanks again for the help.
I can't find an old version of the agent and even if I did I'm afraid that one day
tech support would just tell me to install the newer agent in order to help out.

I have posted a semi-follow up question here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Platforms/Win_Prog/Q_21887038.html

I'm hoping to run the attrib command on the directory to clear the archive bit on the profile folders.
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PAQ/Refund please...

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