Data Exclusion

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    When you configure a backup or replication job, you can define what data you want to back up and replicate and exclude data that you do not need. Data exclusion helps reduce the size of the VM backup or replica and decrease the load on the network.

    You can exclude data at the VM level and at the VM guest OS level.

    At the VM level:

    At the VM guest OS level:

    Note

    To reduce the size of the backup file, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically excludes VM log files from processing.