HBS 3 backup: exclude sub-folder

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ruman
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HBS 3 backup: exclude sub-folder

Post by ruman » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:54 am

Hello,
I have a TS-251B.
I'm trying to exclude a sub-folder from a backup in HBS 3 but did not find the way.
Has anyone a clue how to do that?
Thanks

damdim
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Re: HBS 3 backup: exclude sub-folder

Post by damdim » Fri May 29, 2020 8:41 pm

In the job Rules --> Apply Filters --> Settings --> Excluded file types --> Other.
In this textbox type the name of the folder you want to exclude like this:
/testfolder
It's best if your folder name doesn't contain spaces, else I think you have to type it with escape characters.
f.e if your folder name is "test folder", you should write it as:
/test\ folder

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Re: HBS 3 backup: exclude sub-folder

Post by bibi5 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:38 am

Hello, i user HBS3 V15.1.0225 and exclude folders are not working.
I tried it with the full pathname and only the last foldername but HBS3 sync this folder

BradJJ
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Re: HBS 3 backup: exclude sub-folder

Post by BradJJ » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:00 am

I've tried it every way possible and it doesn't work.
I can't even exclude a specific file under a folder
e.g.
/logs/event.txt
It seems you can literally only exclude file names with wildcards and then these files will be excluded regardless of the folder.

Makes this useless for a sync I want to do where I want to exclude certain subfolders when 1-way syncing to OneDrive (as a backup) to get the size down from 50GB to 7GB.

Hope I'm wrong and someone has found a way to do this. Or has an alterntaive I can setup on the NAS.

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Re: HBS 3 backup: exclude sub-folder

Post by BradJJ » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:19 am

My objective was to have a readable backup (i.e. files copied to OneDrive intact, not in some proprietary backup storage format) on OneDrive.
Backup instead of Sync with QuDeDup off might give me what I want.
I'm going to try it.

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Re: HBS 3 backup: exclude sub-folder

Post by BradJJ » Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:12 pm

Well thats disappointing.

So backup is good because I can select and deselect subfolders but it doesn't allow you to backup the files in the parent folder if you only select some of its subfolders.

Who wrote this software!! :roll:

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