2013-11-06 02:16 AM
I have a client who is deploying SnapProtect in a VMware Environment but have a Windows 2003 Estate that has a heavy churn of page files due to a 4GB memory limitation.
Therefore any snapshots on the paging file will result in large amounts of space being used.
Can SnapProtect be configured to not snapshot or replicate any paging file Datastores?
2013-11-06 01:41 PM
Yes, with the V9 SP7 release and later, you can take advantage of the VMware datastore exclude capability. Page files are a great use case for this feature.
You can set criteria to exclude all the virtual machines from a specific host or a cluster. For example, if you do not want to backup the virtual machines from Host A, you can define a filter to exclude all the virtual machines from Host A.
The steps to define the filter are as follows:
In the VM Filters area, click Add. In the Add VM Filter dialog box, select Host and enter a host name which appears in the vCenter or IP address of the host. Click OK.
The VM Filters area then displays the host name or ip address of the filtered Host.
A.) Illustration of subclient Properties window
B.) Illustration of Browse options