Step 5. Exclude Objects from Replication Job

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

    Note

    To make the replication process faster and reduce the size of created replicas, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically excludes the following objects from replication:

    • VM log files
    • VM templates from VM containers

    Excluding VMs or VM Containers

    To exclude VMs from a VM container:

    1. At the Virtual Machines step of the wizard, click Exclusions.
    2. In the Exclusions window, check that the VMs tab is selected and click Add.
    3. In the Add Objects window, select VMs or VM containers that you want to exclude from being replicated and click Add.

    You can use the toolbar at the top right corner of the window to switch between views. Depending on the view you select, some objects may not be available. For example, if you select Tags combination view, no resource pools, hosts or clusters will be displayed in the tree. In the Tags combination view, you can select multiple tags and only VMs that have all the selected tags will be excluded from the job.

    You can also use the Show full hierarchy check box to display the hierarchy of all VMware Servers added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.

    1. Click OK.

    Step 5. Exclude Objects from Replication Job 

    Excluding Disks

    To exclude VM disks:

    1. At the Virtual Machines step of the wizard, click Exclusions.
    2. In the Exclusions window, do the following:
    1. Switch to the Disks tab.
    2. If you want to exclude disks of VMs that are added as a part of containers, click Add. In the Add Objects window, select the necessary VMs and click Add. Veeam Backup & Replication will include these VMs in the list as standalone objects.
    3. In the Disks to process list, select VMs or VM containers whose disks you want to exclude.
    4. Click Edit.
    1. In the Select Disks window, select disks that you want to replicate: all disks, 0:0 disks (as a rule, system disks) or specific IDE, SCSI, SATA or NVMe disks. Disks that you do not select will be excluded from processing. Click OK.
    2. In the Exclusions window, click OK.

    Note

    If you exclude disks from being replicated and enable application-aware processing, Veeam Backup & Replication will still perform application-aware processing for the excluded disks. This means that VSS will process disk data.

    Step 5. Exclude Objects from Replication Job