Skip to Content

University Technology Services


Service Agreements

Data Backup Exclusions

List of Files that are not backed up by UTS
* Exceptions may be made upon request

Blue = Windows Filters
Red = Exchange Filters
Black = Unix/Linux Filters

 

Windows File Systems

*:\**\*.shs
*:\**\*.tmp
*:\**\386spart.par
*:\**\cache\*
*:\**\content.ie5\*
*:\**\documents and settings\**\*cache\*
*:\**\dsmerror.log
*:\**\dsmsched.log
*:\**\ea data. sf
*:\**\memory.dmp
*:\**\ntds\*
*:\**\pinedbg?.txt
*:\**\pinedebg.txt
*:\**\profiles\**\ntuser.dat*
*:\**\system32\perflib*.dat
*:\**\temp*\*
*:\**\temporary internet files\*
*:\**\thumbs.db
*:\**\tmp\*
*:\**\win386.swp
*:\**\~*
*:\documents and settings\**\ntuser.dat
*:\documents and settings\**\ntuser.dat.log
*:\documents and settings\**\usrclass.dat
*:\documents and settings\**\usrclass.dat.log
*:\drivers\*
*:\drvspace.*
*:\recycled\*
*:\recycler\*
*:\system volume information\*
*:\win*\downloaded program files\*
*:\win*\hwinfo.dat
*:\win*\prefetch\*
*:\win*\system.da0
*:\win*\user.da0
*:\Inetpub\Mailroot\*
*:\Config.msi\*
*:\Win*\system32\Repl\Import\*
*:\Win*\system32\dhcp\backup\jet\*
*:\**\Quarantine\**

Optional: History folders and file types

*:\**\appdata\**\microsoft\**\recent
*:\**\application data\microsoft\**\recent\*
*:\**\application data\microsoft\**\r?cents\*
*:\**\cookies
*:\**\downloads.rdf
*:\**\history.ie5\*
*:\**\mozilla\**\cookies.txt
*:\**\mozilla\**\history.dat
*:\**\netscape\**\cookies.txt
*:\**\netscape.hst
*:\**\real\**\cookies.txt
*:\**\realplayer\history\*
*:\**\recent\*.lnk
*:\**\ws_ftp.log
*:\**\documents and settings\*\recent\*
*:\**\documents and settings\**\history\*
*:\program files\**\blackICE\hosts\*
*:\win*\history\*
*:\win*\historique\*

Optional: Software Update files and folders

*:\**\*.isu
*:\**\installShield Installation Information\*
*:\**\symantec\liveupdate\*
*:\**\windows update.log
*:\**\windows update setup files\*
*:\program files\**\uninstall information\*
*:\program files\windowsupdate\*
*:\win*\$NtServicePackUninstall$\*
*:\win*\$NtUninstall*\*
*:\win*\applog\*
*:\win*\inf\*
*:\win*\installer\*
*:\win*\pchealth\*
*:\win*\servicePackFiles\*
*:\win*\sysbckup\*

Optional: Spool files and folders

*:\win*\**\spool\**\*.spl

Optional: Trash files and folders 

*:\**\eudora\trash.*
*:\**\imapmail\**\trash
*:\**\imapmail\**\trash.*
*:\**\mail\**\trash
*:\**\mail\**\trash.*
*:\**\netscape\**\cache.trash\*
*:\**\netscape\**\mail\trash.sbd\*
*:\**\network trash folder\*
*:\**\networkTrashFolder\*

CommVault and other backup files and directories

*:\**\CommVault Systems
*:\**\JobResults\*
*:\**\IndexCache\*
*:\**\CV_MAGNETIC\*
*:\**\Tantia*\**
*:\**\Harbor*\**

Trend Micro Anti-Virus

*:\Program Files\Trend\SProtect\Temp\*
*:\Program Files\Trend\SProtect\Virus\*
*:\Program Files\TrendMicro\VCS\Agent\Bin\Temp\*

Symantec Endpoint Protection (Anti-Virus)

*:\**\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec
*:\**\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
*:\**\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate
*:\**\Program Files\Symantec\
*:\**\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Symantec Endpoint Protection
*:\**\ProgramData\Symantec
*:\**\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\LiveUpdate
*:\**\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\
*:\**\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared

Big Fix

*:\**\BigFix*\**\**

Exchange DB Directories (These are excluded only on the Windows file system agent, not Exchange agents)

*:\EXCHSRVR\**\*.edb
*:\EXCHSRVR\**\*.stm

Unix/Linux File Systems

/**/.java/**/cache/*
/**/.kde*/**/cache/*
/**/.mcop/trader-cache/*
/**/.mozilla/**/*Cache*
/**/.netscape-cache/*
/**/.netscape/cache/*
/**/.netscape/xover-cache/*
/**/.opera/cache*/*
/**/.phoenix/**/Cache/*
/**/.pine-debug*
/**/.sylpheed/imapcache
/**/.sylpheed_cache
/**/Temp
/**/core
/**/dsm_error.log
/**/dsm_sched.log
/**/dsmerror.log
/**/dsmsched.log
/**/mozilla/**/*Cache/*
/**/netscape/**/Cache/*
/**/netscape/**/cache/*
/**/netscape/Cache/*
/**/temp/*
/**/tmp/*
/**/tmp/**/*
/cache/*
/etc/adsm.err
/etc/adsm.log
/var/cache/*

Optional: Backup file types

/**/.mozilla/**/prefs.bak
/**/.netscape/plugin-list.BAK
/**/.opera/opera*.adr.bak
/**/.phoenix/**/prefs.bak
/**/.sylpheed/folderlist.xml.bak
/**/.sylpheed/sylpheed.log.bak
/**/.sylpheed/sylpheedrc.bak
/**/*.dat.bak

Optional: History directories and file types

/**/.kde*/share/apps/kcookiejar/cookies/*

/**/.kde*/share/apps/RecentDocuments/*
/**/.mozilla/**/cookies.txt
/**/.mozilla/**/history.dat
/**/.mozilla/**/downloads.rdf
/**/.netscape/cookies
/**/.netscape/history.dat
/**/.netscape/history.db
/**/.netscape/history.list
/**/.opera/cookies*.dat
/**/.opera/download.dat
/**/.phoenix/**/cookies.txt
/**/.phoenix/**/downloads.rdf
/**/.phoenix/**/history.dat
/**/mozilla/**/cookies.txt
/**/ws_ftp.log

Optional category: Spool directories and file types

/spool/mqueue*/*
/var/spool/lpd/*
/var/spool/mqueue*/*
/var/spool/print/*

CommVault files and directories

/**/galaxy
/**/JobResults/*
/**/IndexCache/*
/**/CV_MAGNETIC/*

Optional

/**/media/*