Subclient Properties (VM Filters)

Use this dialog box to add or edit filters for a subclient. Filters are criteria for excluding virtual machines 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

This area displays the list of all defined filters.

When you perform the backup of a subclient, the virtual machines satisfying the specified criteria are automatically excluded from the backup.

Browse

Click this button to browse the Xen pool and select servers, folders, or virtual machines.

When you select an object in this dialog box, all child objects are filtered automatically from the subclient.

Add

Click this button to open the Add Filters dialog box. Use this dialog box to define filters when you want to filter virtual machines based on specific criteria.

You can define following types of filters:

  • VM Name/ Pattern - Select this option to filter virtual machines based on a virtual machine name pattern. For example, to filter all virtual machines that have a name starting with Test, select this option and enter Test* in the available box.
  • Host - Select this option to filter all the virtual machines from a specific host. Enter the host name or IP address in the available box.

    When you filter a host, all child objects of the host are automatically filtered from the subclient content.

  • Guest OS - Select this option to filter all virtual machines that have operating systems from a specific OS group. For example, to filter all virtual machines that have any version of the Windows operating system installed, select this option and enter *Windows*.
  • Guest DNS - Select this option to filter all virtual machines based on a hostname pattern. For example, to filter all virtual machines that have a hostname ending with mycompany.com, select this option and enter *.mycompany.com.

Edit

Select a VM filter entry and click Edit to modify the filter.

Delete

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