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VM Guest OS File Indexing

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To specify VM guest OS indexing options for a VM:

1.At the Guest Processing step of the wizard, click Indexing.
2.Select a VM in the list and click Edit > Windows Indexing or Linux Indexing to select the type of VM guest OS.
3.Specify the indexing scope:
Select Disable indexing if you do not want to index guest OS files of the VM.
Select Index everything if you want to index all guest OS files inside the VM.
Select Index everything except if you want to index all guest OS files except those defined in the list below. By default, system folders are excluded from indexing. You can add or delete folders to exclude using the Add and Remove buttons on the right. To make the list of excluded folders, you can use any system environment variables, for example: %windir%, %Program Files% and %Temp%.

To reset the list of folders to its initial state, click Default.

Use Index only following folders to select specific folders that you want to index. You can add or delete folders to index using the Add and Remove buttons on the right. To make the list of excluded folders, you can use any system environment variables, for example: %windir%, %Program Files% and %Temp%.

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NOTE:

For Linux system indexing, Veeam Backup & Replication requires several utilities to be installed on the Linux VM: mlocate, gzip and tar. If these utilities are not found, you will be prompted to deploy them to support Linux VM file indexing.

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