Step 4. Exclude Objects from Backup Job

After you have added VMs and VM containers to the job, you can specify which objects you want to exclude from the backup. You can exclude the following types of objects:

To exclude VMs from a VM container:

  1. At the Virtual Machines step of the wizard, click Exclusions.
  2. Click the VMs tab.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Use the toolbar at the top right corner of the window to switch between views: Hosts and Clusters, Hosts and Volumes, VMs and Tags, VM Groups.

Mind that VMs can be arranged in VM groups only on Microsoft Hyper-V hosts version 2016 or later.

  1. In the displayed tree, select the object and click Add. Use the Show full hierarchy check box to display the hierarchy of all Microsoft Hyper-V Servers added to the backup infrastructure.
  2. Click OK.

Step 4. Exclude Objects from Backup Job Note:

Volumes on the dynamic disks must not be split. Spanned, striped and other types of split volumes cannot be excluded.

Step 4. Exclude Objects from Backup Job 

To exclude VM disks from a backup:

  1. At the Virtual Machines step of the wizard, click Exclusions.
  2. Click the Disks tab.
  3. Select the VM in the list and click Edit. If you want to exclude disks of a VM added as a part of the container, click Add to include the VM in the list as a standalone object.
  4. Choose disks that you want to back up. You can choose to process all disks, 0:0 disks (typically, system disks) or add to the list custom IDE or SCSI disks.

Note

If you exclude disks from a backup and enable application-aware processing, Microsoft VSS framework will still process the disks and volumes on which the disks locate.

Step 4. Exclude Objects from Backup Job 

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