Problem: Using Restrospect version 7.7 multi server edition. Trying to exclude certain files that I don’t need to backup. Like ntuser.dat and some setup files that aren’t necessary to backup. I created a rule to exclude files but Retrospect still tries to back them up.
Solution: In my exclusion rules, I had set it to exclude when it matches the pattern. Seemed like it would work but didn’t. When I set it to contains the file or folder name, that worked much better but not completely. Another thing to do is go into the Retrospect client on the server/computer you are backing up and you can omit files and folders there as well. Click on the Access tab and check Private files/folders/volumes. Then click on the Add button and you can then select what files you don’t want Retrospect to backup.