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Document ID:1959
Subject:Forcing clients to use a selection filters from server
Creation date:2/15/12 11:15 AM
Last modified on:1/22/13 3:02 PM


Server side selection filters

Often administrators want clients to exclude certain files from backing up. Consider a scenario where you do not want your users to backup movies and music files. Using server-side filters you can force every Syncrify client to skip *.mov and *.mp3 files.

There are two types of selection filters on the server:
  1. Global selection filter
    This is a convinient way of specifying a selection filter for every client. To add a Global Selection Filter:
    • Login as admin
    • Click Configuration
    • Click Advanced Configuration
    • Specify a value for Global Selection Filter
  2. User specific filter
    These filters are use specify and only affect one user. This filter takes precedence over Global Selection Filter - meaning if you specify a selection filter for a user, value for global filter is ignored for that user.
    • Login as admin
    • Click Manage Users
    • Click Modify link for the desired user
    • Specify a value for Selection Filter


Examples

Example 1 - prevent every user from backing up *.MOV and *.MP3 files.
^*.mp3|^*.mov
Example 2 - Mary Jane is a special person and you want her to backup MP3 and MOV files but deny everyone else.

To accomplish this, you add the following selection filter for Mary Jane.
^*.SomeGarbageExtension
This rule means ignore files with *.SomeGarbageExtension, which most likely won't match any file, but is enough to ignore the Global Selection Filter.




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