About excluding files that are always open

On desktop computers running Windows XP/2000, the following folders and file types are generally always open and DLO is unable to back them up:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Config

  • registry hives and logs, including *.DAT.LOG, *.LOG and the files system, SECURITY, default, SAM, and software

  • C:\Windows\System32\wbem

  • *.EVT

  • *.LOG (in particular, STI_Trace.log, WIADEBUG.LOG, WIASERVC.LOG)

  • *.DAT (in particular, NTUSER.DAT, USRCLASS.DAT)

To prevent these files from always being listed in the pending files list on the Desktop Agent, add them to the Global Excludes list or the backup selection exclude list.

See About backup selections in DLO.

See About configuring global exclude filters in DLO.

About excluding files that are always open