You can set up rules in the backup client preferences menus to include or exclude certain types of files or certain locations on your computer.
Here is a brief explanation of what the wildcard characters mean:
So, an example:
EXCLUDE /.../*.doc INCLUDE "Volumes/La Pomme/Documents/*.doc"
Means "exclude all files that end in '.doc'", except "the include the files that end in .doc in the Documents folder of the La Pomme volume."
After you make the modifications to your include-exclude list, you can use the Preview Include-Exclude ... command in the Utilities menu in TSM Client to see which files will be sent to ADSM.
Preview opens a window on which you choose the type of function you're testing. That is always Backup at UIC. Then you can select whether you want to test Include, Exclude, or the default, All. In the lower half of the window is the kind of directory tree you will see when you backup using TSM. Use Local to select Macintosh HD (or whatever you normally run backups on). At the bottom, you'll see the name of the file where the results will be written into: /Library/Logs/tivoli/tsm/dsmprev.txt Click OK.
June 29, 2015