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Supported Wildcards for NDMP

You can use wildcards to define content and filters for a subclient.

Before adding wildcards for subclient content or filters, review the vendor-specific guidelines:

Note:

  • When you use wildcards to specify subclient content, the content path appears in italics.
  • You can use more than one type of wildcard to define subclient content (for example, /[A-L]*).
  • To treat wildcard symbols as literals in the subclient content and not as wildcards, escape the character by adding a back slash (\). For example, /FS\?.

Wildcards

Wildcards

Description

*

Matches any number of characters.

Used to match all objects.

This wildcard is used in the following scenarios:

  • Back up all files of a specific extension.
  • Back up all files under a specific directory.
  • Back up all files of a specific extension where the file name starts with a specific pattern.

?

Matches any one character.

Used to match all files (or directories) for which any one character in the file name or the directory name is variable.

[]

Matches a set or range of characters enclosed in square brackets.

Numbers within square brackets are treated as single digits, and a dash between two digits indicates the complete range of numbers between those two digits.

[!]

Matches any single character that is not in the listed set or range of characters. You can use the wildcard in the following scenario:

Back up all files in a directory except the files for which the name starts with any character from the specified set or range of characters.

Last modified: 4/8/2021 6:45:04 PM