You can exclude specific file systems from a quiesced snapshot operation.
excludedFileSystemsallows file systems to be excluded from a quiesced snapshot. This setting, if specified, is listed in the section of
vmbackupof the tools.conf file. The value of
excludedFileSystemsis a comma-separated list of glob-style patterns specifying the file systems to be excluded from quiesced snapshots. The patterns may use '*' (wildcard) to represent any string of characters and '?" (joker) to represent any single character. Note that the characters represented by these patters, '*' and '?" may include any characters, including '/'
- Open the tools.conf file from /etc/vmware-tools/tools.conf in your Linux guest operating system.
- Add a
vmbackupsection in the file, if it does not exist.
- In the
excludedFileSystemsto the preferred list of patterns.
excludedFileSystems = <list of patterns>
[vmbackup] excludedFileSystems = /fs1As another example, this setting excludes all the file systems whose mount points start with /fs or /dev from a quiesced snapshot operation.
[vmbackup] excludedFileSystems = /fs*,/dev/*