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Creating Volume Filters for Amazon

From the VM group content dialog box, you can create volume filters to exclude instance volumes from backups.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears. The VM groups area displays summary information for any existing VM groups.

  3. Click an existing VM group.
  4. Under Content, click Manage.

    The VM group content dialog box appears.

    The Disk Filters tab shows disks to be excluded from backups.

  5. On the Disk Filters tab, to remove a filter, click action_button in the Actions column of the row for the filter and select Remove.
  6. To exclude virtual machine disks, click Add disk filter.
  7. In the Add disk filter dialog box, provide information for the rule:
    1. From the Disk filter type list, choose one of the following:
      • Volume device name/pattern: In the Volume device name/pattern box, enter the device name of the volume or a pattern using wildcards (for example, /**/xdv* to identify volume devices in any folder for which the volume device name begins with "xdv").
      • Volume name/pattern: In the Volume name/pattern box, enter the display name of the volume or a pattern using wildcards (for example, Data* to identify volumes for which the volume name begins with "Data").
      • Volume tag: In the Name box, type the name of a volume or a pattern using the '*' wildcard to represent a string of characters (for example, name123 or name*). In the Value box, type the value for a volume or a pattern using the '*' wildcard to represent a string of characters (for example, value123 or value*). Both the Name and Value fields are used together to identify specific volumes.
      • Volume type: To filter the operating system volume, select root (the only value).

        Note: You cannot back up the root volume for an instance that is launched from AWS Marketplace.

    2. Click OK.
  8. To edit a rule, click action_button in the Actions column of the row for the filter and select Edit rule.
  9. Click OK to save the changes to VM group content.

Last modified: 4/7/2020 1:10:32 PM