Data selection

Anything related to data selection can be addressed by strategy :

It is also possible to give the user the ability to add items to the selection in addition of those injected by the strategy.

Data selection

Key Parameters Control
Configuration.Node.Selection include < path > [in set < set >] | exclude < path > [from set < set >] | include all {documents|desktops} [in set < set >] Add/remove a node from selection

Possible values for these keys are :

Data filtering

Key Parameters Control
Configuration.Node.Filters [at < path >] include < filter > | [at < path >} exclude < filter > Allows you to force the inclusion or exclusion of certain files, file types or directories. Filters are applied to the specified node, otherwise to the entire selection.

Possible values for these keys are :

Security

Key Parameters Control
Configuration.Node.Security [at < path >] authenticate with login < login > and password < password > Lets you specify authentication on a node or on the entire selection

The parameters have the following roles and values :

Data rotation

Key Parameters Control
Configuration.Node.Rotation [at < path >] after < period > {days|weeks} keep {every < value > {hours|days|weeks}|none} Specify a retention policy on a node or on the entire selection

The parameters have the following roles and values :

Possibility of adding items by user

By default, the user can not intervene within the selection if the selection itself, filters, retention policies and authentication are injected with a strategy. The key below allows the user to add items in addition to the one injected by the strategy.

Key Control
Configuration.Node.Selection.MergeUser Allows the user to add nodes to the selection
Configuration.Node.Filters.MergeUser Allows the user to add filters to the selection
Configuration.Node.Security.MergeUser Allows the user to add IDs to the selection
Configuration.Node.Rotation.MergeUser Allows the user to add rotation rules to the selection

Possible values for these keys are :

Example

You want to backup user profiles on workstations. However, you want to exclude the browser cookies and the administrator profile.

File types "avi", "mkv" and "mp3" should not be saved.

Backup hystory should be kept for a week.

Users can add additional directories to the selection.

Here is what to do:

Resulting strategy:

Configuration.Node.Selection: include "C:\users\"
Configuration.Node.Filters: exclude "C:\Users\Administrator"
Configuration.Node.Filters: exclude "C:\Users\*\Cookies"
Configuration.Node.Filters: exclude "*.avi"
Configuration.Node.Filters: exclude "*.mkv"
Configuration.Node.Filters: exclude "*.mp3"
Configuration.Node.Rotation: at "C:\users\" after 7 days keep none
Configuration.Node.Selection.MergeUser: true
Configuration.Node.Selection.Filters: true

Example

You wish to backup the "Documents" and "Desktop" folders for every user on a Windows PC.

You will therefore have to :

Resulting strategy:

Configuration.Node.Selection: include "C:\users\"
Configuration.Node.Filters: include "C:\Users\*\Documents"
Configuration.Node.Filters: include "C:\Users\*\Desktop"
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