Subclient Properties (VM Filters)

Use this dialog box to add or edit filters for a subclient. Filters are criteria to exclude virtual machines or disks from backups.

Show Backupset Filters

Select this option to display filters defined at both the subclient and backup set levels. When this option is cleared, only subclient filters are shown on this tab; but backup set filters are still enforced.

VM Filters

Use this area to define criteria for filtering virtual machines from any subclient. When you perform the backup of a subclient, the virtual machines satisfying the specified criteria are automatically excluded from the backup.

This area displays a list of all the defined filters.

  • Browse

    Click this button to open the browse dialog. This dialog provides hierarchical view of Hyper-V Cluster similar to Hyper-V Manager and also a consolidated view of all the disks and cluster shared volumes.

    Use this dialog box to browse the Hyper-V Cluster or disks and select hosts, virtual machines, disks, volumes etc.

    Once you select any object in this dialog box, its child objects are filtered automatically from the subclient.

  • Add

    Click this button to open the Add Filters dialog. Use this dialog to define filters when you want to filter virtual machines based on a virtual machine name pattern or when you know the exact host name.

    You can define following types of filters:

    • VM Name/ Pattern - Select this option when you want to filter virtual machines based on a virtual machine name pattern. For example: You want to filter all the virtual machines which has name starting with "Exchange".  Then select this option and enter "Exchange*" in the available box.
    • Host - Select this option to filter all the virtual machines from a specific host. Enter the exact host name as displayed in the Hyper-V Manager.
  • Edit

    Select a VM filter to modify for the subclient and click Edit.

  • Delete

    Select a VM filter to delete from the subclient and click Delete.

VM Disk Filters

Use this area to identify virtual machine disks to exclude from backups. The VM Disk Filters area displays the pattern or virtual device nodes that were entered for each disk filter.

  • Add

    Click this button to open the Add Disk Filter dialog. Select one of the following options:

    • VM Disk Name/Pattern: Enter a pattern using wildcard characters. For example, to select virtual machine disks that being with the characters "vm", enter vm*.
    • Virtual Device Node: Select an IDE disk from the drop-down list.
  • Edit

    Select a VM disk filter to modify for the subclient and click Edit.

  • Delete

    Select a VM disk filter to delete from the subclient and click Delete.