Manage volumes excluded from backup - x360Recover

Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at October 19th, 2021

See which volumes are excluded from backup (and why)

With the release of x360Recover v 10.10.0 (along with agent release 2.30),  the UI on the protected system now displays the list of volumes being excluded from backup (for whatever reason) - along with an explanation of why this exclusion occurs.

Being able to see which volumes are excluded (and why) should make it easier to explicitly configure volumes you wish to be backed up. (You can now use agent orchestration  - without having to physically log in to a protected system to examine the disk configurations.)

Where do I see which volumes are excluded?

Excluded volumes are listed on the top-level Protected Systems page (in the Volumes column): 

  • Excluded mount point names are shown in brackets in the volumes column. 

In the example above:

  • volumes C and E are included in backups
  • volumes [K, Z, J and I ]  are excluded from the current backup configuration.

Where do I see why this volume is excluded from backups?

On the Protected System Details page, the display shows (a) volumes included in backups, as well as (b) volumes excluded from backups..

Excluded volumes display more detail, including a reason (in clear English) why this volume is not included in the backup:

Reasons why a volume might be excluded from backup

There are many possible reasons a volume might be excluded from the backup, such as

  •  unsupported format
  • explicitly not included by the configuration
  • automatic exclusions (for example, appliance iSCSI mounts or Recovery Center virtual disks).

Examples with notes:

The volume is conflicting with another volume.  

This may occur if two volumes exist with the same UUID, or if the agent volume tracking identifies that one volume is the same as another. For example: an appliance iSCSI exported virtual disk mounted on the system

The volume is excluded by default because it is a removable (USB) device.
This reason is only applicable to Agent 3.x.  (Agent 2.x does not exclude USB disks by default)

The volume is excluded by default because it is a Local Cache repository.
 If there is a locally-attached volume configured as the LOCAL_CACHE_PATH for the agent, the volume will be excluded automatically unless specifically included in the BACKUP_VOLUMES config value

The volume is excluded by default because it is a Recovery Center virtual disk.
By default, the agent ignores virtual disk mount points created by Recovery Center

The volume is excluded for backup.
 The volume has been explicitly excluded from backup in the agent configuration

The volume is failed.
The disk volume may still present on the system but is failed and inaccessible to Windows and the agent

The volume is incompatible.
 The file format of the volume is incompatible with the agent and cannot be backed up.

The volume is not selected for backup.
 If BACKUP_VOLUMES is set, any volume not explicitly included will be excluded for backup. 


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