Backup Filter Configuration Post-Installation

Backup Filters are configurable post-installation in the device's Backup Manager, accessible on the device itself or directly from the Dashboard.


  1. Log in to the Dashboard
  2. Right-click on the target device in the north panel of the Dashboard (or from the Server, Workstation or Device drop-down)
  3. Navigate to Backup & Recovery
  4. Open Backup Manager


Log on to the device

  1. Click on the desktops Backup Manager icon (when available)


  1. Go to Start > All Programs
  2. Click Backup & Recovery
  3. Open Backup Manager

This opens the Backup Manager in a new browser tab.

  1. Go to Preferences > Backup Filters
  2. Click the Select Filters field and either select popular filter expressions from the drop-down, or type your own
  3. Save these changes before leaving the Backup Filters tab
    • Repeat the above to add multiple filters

Any files and folders matching these filters are subsequently excluded from the backup set.

Click X against any of the set filters to remove them when they are no longer required. Once deleted, files matching the now removed filter are included in the backup set.

If changes are made to the Schedule, Backup selection or LocalSpeedVault in the Backup Manager, the policy is set at the individual level and the device no longer inherits the policy settings for the overall device type, Client or Site.