Excluding a single drive from FullVM Backup.
This document provides additional details on how to exclude a drive from backup. For example, assuming your VMware Guest has three drives, C: D: and E: but you want to only backup the D: and E: drives.
Resolving the problem
With the Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments client (version 6.3 or below), it is not possible to exclude a drive from a Full VM backup of a VMware guest.
Starting for the Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments client version 6.4, it is possible to exclude a drive from a Full VM backup using the exclude.vmdisk option. For example :
EXCLUDE.VMDISK <vmname> "Hard Disk 3"
The drive can also be exclude from the command line. For example :
dsmc backup vm "<vmname>:-vmdk=Hard Disk 3"
Starting with IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments V8.1, it is possible to also exclude a disk from backup using the IBM Data Protection extension with the vSphere web client. This feature was added with VMware tagging support. For more information, refer to the "Protecting virtual machine disks by setting the disk protection" section of the online Information Center.
More support for:
Tivoli Storage Manager
Software version: All Supported Versions
Operating system(s): Windows
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 1473043
Modified date: 05 June 2017