Exclusions for SQL Server

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by JoTho, Nov 2, 2009.

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  1. JoTho

    JoTho Registered Member

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    We are running Nod32 v3 and v4 on Server 2003 and 2008 R2 with SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2008. I want to make sure we exclude the correct files and folders. I have read KB Solution ID: SOLN2144 and begin by asking if I exclude a folder as in C:\Program Files\SQL Server\*.*, is that excluding all files and folders with subfolders being excluded too? Or do I need to hit each relevant folder? Thank you for your advice.
     
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    Hello,

    Entering the exclusion like this, C:\Program Files\SQL Server, should exclude everything below.

    Also, this article, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309422, shows Microsoft's recommendations for exclusions when SQL Server is installed.

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  3. SmackyTheFrog

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    Don't globally exclude the whole directory structure or you'll have a blind spot that your AV won't be monitoring. Just exclude the database and log files and any backup caching directory you might be using.
     
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