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Hello,

Does anyone have a good document on what I should exclude from my AV scanning for sql?  I have two servers that each have a db on them.  Nothing fancy..I just don't want the AV (Sophos) to lock any files.

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I would exclude the mdf, ldf, and ndf file extensions.  And also .bak/.trn.  That will prevent scanning the db datafiles and also the backups/transaction log backups.  If you want, you could also exclude the folders where the SQL Server binaries were installed too (Defaults for an x64 install are Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server and Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server).  Hope that helps!
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