Subclient Properties (Filters)

Use this dialog box to add, modify, or view the filters on the selected subclient.

Include Global Filters

Displays a list of options for enabling or disabling Global Filters which can be used in addition to the filters set at the subclient level to exclude data from data protection operations for this subclient. To change the setting, select one of the following values from the list:

  • ON - Enables Global Filters for this subclient.
  • OFF - Disables Global Filters for this subclient. 
  • Use Cell Level Policy - Enables or disables Global Filters for this subclient depending on whether the Use Global Filters on All Subclients option is enabled or disabled on the Control Panel (Global Filters) dialog. If the Use Global Filters on All Subclients option is enabled, then the Use Cell Level Policy option will enable Global Filters on this subclient. If the Use Global Filters on All Subclients option is disabled, then the Use Cell Level Policy option will disable Global Filters on this subclient.

Exclude these files/folders/patterns:

Displays entries that will be excluded from data protection operations for this subclient.

Except for these files/folders/patterns:

Displays entries that will be included in data protection operations for this subclient or Replication Set in cases where a parent object is listed in the Exclude filter.

Add

Click to manually add a path for the data to be excluded from data protection operations for this subclient. You can also use wildcards to define filters for a subclient. See Wildcards for a list of supported wildcards.

Browse

Click to browse for an entry to be included in, or excluded from, data protection operations for this subclient.

Edit

Click to manually edit an entry to be included in, or excluded from, data protection operations for this subclient.

Delete

Click to delete a selected filter entry.

System State Filters

Following is a list of acceptable exclusion filters for Windows File System System State:

Critical Components

Critical components are components that are essential and necessary for the operating system to come back alive after the restore of system state.

If a critical component fails during the backup of system state, the backup job fails with an error code as the backed up data is not sufficient for a restore of the operating system.

  • {Cluster Database}
  • {Registry}
  • {System Info Archive}
  • {System Protected Files}
  • {System Volume}

    You may filter critical system state components from a backup operation. However, you cannot restore the server to the state in which it was at the time of backup thereby leading to a incomplete restore of the server and system state.

Non-Critical Components

Non-Critical components are components that are part of system state but are not essential for the operating system to come back alive after the restore of system state.

If a non-critical component fails during the backup of system state, the backup job completes with an error code as the backed up data is sufficient for a restore of the operating system. However, the non-critical components do not get restored.

  • {Active directory application Mode}(ADAM)
  • {BITS service}
  • {Certificate services}
  • {COM+ database}
  • {Content indexing catalogs}
  • {DDR explicit content}
  • {DFS replication services}
  • {DHCP}
  • {Disk quotas}
  • {Event logs}
  • {File Server Resource Manager} (FSRM)
  • {IIS}
  • {Metadata}
  • {NPS database}
  • {Offline files}
  • {One touch files}
  • {Remote storage database}
  • {RSM}
  • {Terminal service licensing}
  • {UDDI database}
  • {WMI database}
  • {WINS}

For more information on system state, see Microsoft Articles on Backing Up and Restoring System State, Microsoft Backing Up and Restoring System State in Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Backing Up and Restoring the Failover Cluster Configuration Using VSS.