Configuring Global Filters

You can set up backup exclusions at the CommCell level by defining global filters through the Control Panel. Each exclusion defines one or more items that will not be included in backups for the CommCell.


  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, on the Home tab, click Control Panel.
  2. Under Data, click Global Filters.

    The Global Filters dialog box is displayed.

  3. To apply the global filters to all subclients, select the Use Global Filters on All SubClients check box.

    Note: Subclient settings always take precedence if they conflict with global filters.

  4. Select the appropriate category (agent option) from the Global Filters Category list for the exclusions list you want to define.
  5. Use the Browse button or the Add button to define an exclusion:
    • To exclude files or folders, click Browse. Select the item you want to exclude, and then click Add.

      Browsing is best when you want to select a single folder tree or specific files in the file system.

    • To exclude items using paths or patterns, click Add, and then, in the Enter Path dialog box, enter a complete path (including the drive letter) or a pattern.

      You can enter multiple paths or patterns by entering each one on a new line.

      Adding a path is useful when you want to enter a path or specify a pattern using wildcards. Examples of exclusions using a path and using a pattern with a wildcard:

      • C:\Windows\Temp
      • *.pdf

        Note: Supported wildcards vary for each agent type. Be sure to use only wildcards that work with the operating system or application for which you are creating a filter. Some agent types do not provide a Browse button.

  6. Click OK.

Last modified: 4/25/2019 6:47:07 PM