Exclude system and or hidden files from file backups


#1

Would be useful to be able to exclude files according to the system / hidden attribute from file backups of windows clients by checkbox.

My exclusions list when pointing at the Users directory is getting rather long & is very awkward to read in the current interface, maybe a pop-up window/dedicated tab and exclusions 1 per line for that?


#2

Hi,
i like you suggestion but, if you skip hidden folders backup,
you will not save thunderbird folder for example.


#3

That presupposes you use Thunderbird, and you can always include it explicitly, or just remove the hidden attribute.
Skipping hidden & system folders was the default with CrashPlan, before they killed it & it does save you from including tons of stuff you don’t really want / need to backup outside of an image.