Filtering Unwanted Sites and Libraries from a Backup

Before running a backup operation, you can set filters to prevent a specific site, a library folder, or a list folder from getting backed up.

To remove the filtered components from the subsequent backup operations, run a full backup after adding them to the filter.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand expand Client Computers > client > SharePoint Server > Documents.
  2. Right-click the subclient, and then click Properties.

    The Subclient Properties dialog box appears.

  3. On the Filters tab, in the Exclude these folders box, click Browse.

    The Browse dialog box appears.

  4. Select the sites that you want to exclude, and then click Add. Click Close.
  5. Click OK.

Note: It is good to perform a full backup operation after changing filter. Incremental backups will only protect data that has been modified since the last backup. Previously filtered files, will not be protected unless they have been modified since that last backup job.

Last modified: 7/2/2019 5:27:01 AM