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Defining Subvolumes

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Newbie question: I have a Mac client with about 18gig of storage on a single volume. Restrospect Multiserver 6.0.206 crashes with an assert when it tries to back up this volume.

 

I would like to break the volume into two subvolumes.

 

There is one folder (Users) which has about half the files and is an obvious subvolume candidate. But the rest of the data is divided among about 15 other folders. Is there a way to define a subvolume of 'everything except Users'?

 

The Subvolume dialog does not seem to allow selection of more than one folder.

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You can create a selector to exclude files or folders. When setting up your script or immediate backup, go to Selecting > More Choices to set up your 'exclude' criteria.

 

 

 

Selectors are tricky. You need to make sure that the selection criteria themselves are correct, and then you need to make sure they've been linked correctly.

 

 

 

A good rule of thumb is to make sure that unrelated criteria are linked by "or." For example, how do you select a folder whose name is "Applications" AND whose name is "System Folder?" It's impossible. But it makes much more sense to select a folder whose name is "Applications" OR whose name is "System Folder."

 

 

 

Another good thing to remember is to "check" your Selector. Do this by, in your Selector edit window, selecting "Check Selector" from the Selector menu. Choose a volume and Retrospect will apply your Selector to that volume in real-time. This will save you having to wait until a backup to see if it's been set up correctly.

 

 

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I understand that I can use selectors to exclude folders, in scripts.

 

But my question was whether I could exclude folders in defining subvolumes.

 

I take it from you answer that this is not possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A subvolume will contain all folders/files within that subvolume. You would need to use a selector to exclude folders within your subvolume.

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