Source files exclusion - help needed

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  1. tichtich

    tichtich Registered Member

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    Hello. I'd like to exclude some large files from my TI backups, as I only have a limited amount of backup space. However the "Source files exclusion" option under "Default backup options" doesn't seem to work. Adding "*.rec" to the list of exclusions doesn't stop my .rec files from being backed up. I can exclude the files from an individual backup when using the Create Backup Wizard, but then I have to add the exclusion manually every time I do a backup.

    Am I missing something? (Sorry if this has been answered before, but I'm having difficulty with the forum search function.)

    I'm using Acronis True Image Home version 11.0 (build 8,101)
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    I think in TI 11 that the Default backup options exclusions only apply to Data (Files & Folders) type backups. You may be able to create a manual task for you backup image and have it save your exclusions.

    If you're doing Data (Files & Folders) type backups and the default exclusions are not being applied, then something is not working correctly.

    I only run TI 11 from VistaPE so I have to enter my exclusions every time.
     
  3. dwalby

    dwalby Registered Member

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    That might not be the most elegant way of fixing your problem, but its probably the easiest solution.

    If you create a task and run it manually, then each successive time you run it you only need to go into 'management tools' -> 'manage tasks' -> 'edit task' and change the name of the .tib file. Then 'start task' to manually do the backup.
     
  4. tichtich

    tichtich Registered Member

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    Thanks very much for the replies.

    I'm doing a "My Computer" backup.

    Creating a manual task sounds like the way to go. I've never used tasks before, but I just tried it and it seems to be fine. I don't think I even need to change the name of the .tib file, as I'm using an Acronis managed Backup Location, so file names are assigned automatically.
     
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