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How to exclude group of files in TSM backup ?

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We have AIX 5.3 server. data base backup configured with TSM backup .  We want to exclude *.dbf, *.rdo, *.ctl from TSM backup ?  what entry we need to put in  inclexcl.txt ?
We have AIX 5.3 server. data base backup configured with TSM backup .  We want to exclude *.dbf, *.rdo, *.ctl from TSM backup ?  what entry we need to put in  inclexcl.txt ?

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Now for this one,

- again, first suggestion, with the newer TSM releases you don't need the 'inclexcl' statement in dsm.sys anymore, which used to point to an external file. Simply add the include/exclude statements under the appropriate 'server' stanza to the dsm.sys!

Some considerations for excluding:
- did I get you right that it's only for files?
- is it correct that ALL files with those extensions shall be excluded, regardless of their path?

In this case, simply use:

exclude.file /.../*.dbfexclude.file /.../*.rdoexclude.file /.../*.ctl

For files AND directories use exclude alone, for just directories use exclude.dir.

Note the three dots (...) in the path element. This is NOT Unix style, it's TSM proprietary notation to indicate  "any path"!


Should you like to add more exclude or include statements, please keep in mind that those directives are processed from bottom to top, and that processing stops at the first match!

So, if you use e.g.

include.file /my/special/path/important.ctlexclude.file /.../*.ctl

important.ctl will NOT be backed up, whereas

exclude.file /.../*.ctlinclude.file /my/special/path/important.ctl

will do the trick and important.ctl WILL be backed up!

Cheers

wmp


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inclexcl.txt is product of windows GUI.
dsm.opt on windows and dsm.sys on others is used as config file.
if this is windows or netware:
exclude \...\*.dbf
....
...
if Linux or UNIX:

exclude /.../*.dbf
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or alternatively:
exclude.dir /data/base/files

or in Windows - use GUI
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