How to create a Backup Filter
Often while performing backups, you need an automated way to exclude or include certain types of files. We do this with a feature called a Backup Filter. The Backup Filter option is specific to each job, and each job can contain multiple filters.
Both the Full Backup Manager and the Simple or Desktop/Laptop Manage contain a Backup Filter option. However, you can create only an INCLUDE filter in the Desktop/Laptop client.
To create a filter perform the following:
Open the Backup Manager and select the Configuration Icon.
Select the Backup Filter option.
Choose "Add" to add a new filter. You can have multiple filters for each job.
Assign the filter a name.
Choose the top-level location of the file system to begin filtering.
Choose whether to apply the filter to Directory names or File names.
In the Pattern Matching section, choose "Add" and define the type of pattern matching for your filter. You can use SIMPLE or Text bases macthing (as shown here) or *nix style Regular Expression matching.
In the Filter Mode section, you can choose to include or exclude. You also have to option to force all non-matching files to a particular action.
Choose "OK" to save your setting for the Backup Filter.