Loading...

Content, Filters, and Regular Expressions - Best Practices

Applying Filters

File extensions used are unique to a software application, however, this is not guaranteed. As such, there can be conflict with other applications or your file naming policy and retention requirements.

Before applying any filter, make sure the path and scope of the filter is correct.

After applying any filters, a thorough review of backup content is recommended to confirm that essential files are not being excluded from protection.

It is recommend that you check with your recovery administrator and operating system/application vendor for the most current information.

The filters listed below, along with the specified file location, are the default filters recommended by the various software vendors. These recommendations should be evaluated on a system by system basis to ensure that necessary files are not inadvertently excluded.

Caution: Filtering some of the following files may affect the full system recovery of your computer. We recommend that you check with your recovery administrator and operating system or application vendor for the most current information.

Windows File Systems

*:\**\*.shs*

*:\**\*.tmp

*:\**\386spart.par

*:\**\cache\**

*:\**\content.ie5\**

*:\**\documents and settings\**\*cache\**

*:\**\dsmerror.log

*:\**\dsmsched.log

*:\**\ea data.sf

*:\**\memory.dmp

*:\**\pinedbg?.txt

*:\**\pinedebg.txt

*:\**\system32\perflib*.dat

*:\**\temp\**

*:\**\temporary internet files\**

*:\**\thumbs.db

*:\**\tmp\**

*:\**\win386.swp

*:\**\~*

*:\drvspace.*

*:\recycled\**

*:\recycler\**

*:\$recycle.bin\**

*:\system volume information\*

*:\win*\downloaded program files\** *:\win*\hwinfo.dat

*:\win*\prefetch\**

*:\win*\system.da0

*:\win*\user.da0

*:\Inetpub\Mailroot\*

*:\Config.msi\**

*:\Win*\system32\Repl\Import\**

*:\Win*\system32\dhcp\backup\jet\**

*:\**\*.cch

Optional: Backup File Types

*:\**\*.abk

*:\**\*.bak

*:\**\*.bk!

*:\**\*.bk1

*:\**\*.bk2

*:\**\*.bk3

*:\**\*.bk4

*:\**\*.bk5

*:\**\*.bk6

*:\**\*.bk7

*:\**\*.bk8

*:\**\*.bk9

*:\**\*.bkp

*:\**\*.old

*:\**\*.sik

*:\**\*.wbk

*:\**\*.xlk

Optional: Disk Image File Types

*:\**\*.bkf

*:\**\*.gho

*:\**\*.ghs

*:\**\*.iso

*:\**\*.pqi

*:\**\*.qic

*:\**\*.v2i

Optional: History Folders and File Types

*:\**\appdata\**\microsoft\**\recent

*:\**\application data\microsoft\**\recent\*

*:\**\application data\microsoft\**\r?cents\*

*:\**\cookies

*:\**\downloads.rdf

*:\**\history.ie5\*

*:\**\mozilla\**\cookies.txt

*:\**\mozilla\**\history.dat

*:\**\netscape\**\cookies.txt

*:\**\netscape.hst

*:\**\real\**\cookies.txt

*:\**\realplayer\history\*

*:\**\recent\*.lnk

*:\**\ws_ftp.log

*:\**\documents and settings\*\recent\*

*:\**\documents and settings\**\history\*

*:\program files\**\blackICE\hosts\*

*:\win*\history\*

*:\win*\historique\*

Optional: Snapshot Folders for Storage Arrays

*:\**\.snapshot\***

*:\**\~SNAPSHT\***

Optional: Software Update Files and Folders

*:\**\*.isu

*:\**\installShield Installation Information\*

*:\**\symantec\liveupdate\*

*:\**\windows update.log

*:\**\windows update setup files\*

*:\program files\**\uninstall information\*

*:\program files\windowsupdate\*

*:\win*\$NtServicePackUninstall$\*

*:\win*\$NtUninstall*\*

*:\win*\applog\*

*:\win*\installer\*

*:\win*\pchealth\*

*:\win*\servicePackFiles\*

*:\win*\sysbckup\*

Optional: Spool Files and Folders

*:\win*\**\spool\**\*.spl

Optional: Trash Files and Folders

*:\**\eudora\trash.*

*:\**\imapmail\**\trash

*:\**\imapmail\**\trash.*

*:\**\mail\**\trash*

:\**\mail\**\trash.*

*:\**\netscape\**\cache.trash\*

*:\**\netscape\**\mail\trash.sbd\*

*:\**\network trash folder\*

*:\**\networkTrashFolder\*

CommCell Files and Directories

*:\**\IndexCache\*

*:\**\CV_MAGNETIC\*

UNIX and Linux File Systems

/**/.java/**/cache/*

/**/.kde*/**/cache/*

/**/.mcop/trader-cache/*

/**/.mozilla/**/*Cache*

/**/.netscape-cache/*

/**/.netscape/cache/*

/**/.netscape/xover-cache/*

/**/.opera/cache*/*

/**/.phoenix/**/Cache/*

/**/.pine-debug*

/**/.sylpheed/imapcache

/**/.sylpheed_cache

/**/Temp

/**/dsm_error.log

/**/dsm_sched.log

/**/dsmerror.log

/**/dsmsched.log

/**/mozilla/**/*Cache/*

/**/netscape/**/Cache/*

/**/netscape/**/cache/*

/**/netscape/Cache/*

/**/temp/*

/**/tmp/*

/**/tmp/**/*

/cache/*

/etc/adsm.err

/etc/adsm.log

/var/cache/*

Optional: Backup File Types

/**/.mozilla/**/prefs.bak

/**/.netscape/plugin-list.BAK

/**/.opera/opera*.adr.bak

/**/.phoenix/**/prefs.bak

/**/.sylpheed/folderlist.xml.bak

/**/.sylpheed/sylpheed.log.bak

/**/.sylpheed/sylpheedrc.bak

/**/*.dat.bak

Optional: Disk Image File Type

/**/*.bkf

/**/*.gho

/**/*.ghs

/**/*.iso

/**/*.pqi

/**/*.qic/

**/*.v2i

Optional: History Directories and File Types

/**/.kde*/share/apps/kcookiejar/cookies/*

/**/.kde*/share/apps/RecentDocuments/*

/**/.mozilla/**/cookies.txt

/**/.mozilla/**/history.dat/

**/.mozilla/**/downloads.rdf

/**/.netscape/cookies

/**/.netscape/history.dat

/**/.netscape/history.db

/**/.netscape/history.list

/**/.opera/cookies*.dat

/**/.opera/download.dat

/**/.phoenix/**/cookies.txt

/**/.phoenix/**/downloads.rdf

/**/.phoenix/**/history.dat

/**/mozilla/**/cookies.txt

/**/ws_ftp.log

Optional: Snapshot Folders for Storage Arrays

/**/.snapshot/***

/**/.snapshot

Optional category: Spool Directories and File Types

/spool/mqueue*/*

/var/spool/lpd/

*/var/spool/mqueue*/*

/var/spool/print/*

CommCell Files and Directories

/**/commvault (do not use this filter for 1-Touch backup operations)

/**/jobResults/*

/**/IndexCache/*

/**/CV_MAGNETIC/*

Microsoft Exchange Server

*:\**\MDBDATA\*

*:\**\MTADATA\*

*:\**\DSADATA\*

*:\**\tmp.edb

*:\**\Exchsrvr\server_name .log

*:\**\Exchsrvr\mailroot\vsi *\*

*:\**\Exchsrvr\srsdata\*

*:\**\Exchsrvr\IMCDATA

*:\**\Exchsrvr\ExchangeServer_*\Projects\*

*:\**\Exchsrvr\ExchangeServer_*\Projects\ExchangeServer_*.edb

*:\**\Exchsrvr\ExchangeServer_*\MMS.*

Microsoft SQL Server

*:\**\Microsoft SQL Server\mssql\backup\*

*:\**\*.[l-n]df

IBM Notes

Note: For UNIX be sure to include all the cases.

*.nsf

*.ntf

s*.txn

*.box

Microsoft System Management Server

*:\**\SMS\Inboxes\*

*:\**\SMS\Logs\*

*:\Win*\MS\SMS\*

*:\SMSLOGON\*

Sophos Antivirus

*:\**\Sophos SWEEP for NT\Temp\*

*:\**\Sophos SWEEP for NT\~Temp\*

*:\**\Sophos SWEEP for NT\infected\*

*:\PROGRAM FILES\SOPHOS\MAILMONITOR\EXCHANGE\TEMP\*

*:\PROGRAM FILES\SOPHOS\MAILMONITOR\EXCHANGE\QUARANTINE\*

Norton Antivirus

*:\Program Files\NAV\I2_LDVP.TMP\*

*:\**\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus\Corporate Edition\*

*:\Program Files\NavNT\vpdebug.log

*:\Program Files\NAVMSE\Temp\*

*:\Program Files\Symantec\SAVFMSE\Temp\*

Trend Micro Antivirus

*:\Program Files\Trend\SProtect\Temp\*

*:\Program Files\Trend\SProtect\Virus\*

*:\Program Files\TrendMicro\VCS\Agent\Bin\Temp\*

CA InoculateIT Antivirus

*:\Program Files\CA\common\scanengine\logs\*

*:\Program Files\CA\common\scanengine\incoming\*

*:\Program Files\CA\Etrust\InoculateIT\MOVE\*

*:\**\Common\ScanEngine\ARCTEMP\*

*:\**\Etrust\Inoculate\DEBUG

Last modified: 5/14/2019 3:03:15 PM