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    Default Include-Exclude help: Backup two file extensions only

    Hey guys,

    I'd like to have an include-exclude file for an Exchange server, such that I only backup *.edb and *.log, I'm a bit rusty on I/E. What's the shortest way to do this?
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    exclude *
    include *:\...\*.edb
    include *:\...\*.log

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    Ahh, that's right, bottom to top. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elomis View Post
    Hey guys,

    I'd like to have an include-exclude file for an Exchange server, such that I only backup *.edb and *.log, I'm a bit rusty on I/E. What's the shortest way to do this?
    By the way - can't be backed up when Exchange is running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moon-buddy View Post
    By the way - can't be backed up when Exchange is running.
    Can with VSS and open file, right?

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    That might work - except the backup will be no good and not usable. Because although it used VSS, the exchange database was not told to quiesce and get into a consistent state before the VSS shadowcopy was created.

    Thats what the exchange tdp+vss does. It tells exchange to quiesce, the VSS shadowcopy is taken, exchange is allowed to wake up again, and then you can backup a good copy from VSS. Which isn't what you are doing. You're backing up an inconsistent snapshot.

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