In this article, we'll learn how to enable and set a Backup Filter in a Backup Task. Using filters will greatly improve your backup efficiency.

Settings - File Filter

Firstly, please sign in your CBackupper account then click Tasks-> click Plus Icon to create a new task.

Then please follow the steps below to set File Filter:

1. Find the File Filter setting, there are two methods to find the File Filter.

  • For the new task, please click the Settings button when creating it,

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  • For the created old tasks, please click the three-dot button then click the backup task menu to select Settings.

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2. Select the File Filter tab in the Backup Settings window.

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3. Set the backup file type depending on needs.

There are three methods of Filtering,

  • Backup all files: Do not filter any file.

Backup All Files

  • Exclude selected file types: You can list the file types that need to be filtered, and these file types will be excluded during backup.

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  • Contains the selected file types:You can list the file types that need to be backed up in the backup file filter. Only these types of files will be backed up during backup. The specific rules are the same as above.

Contains All Files

For Exclude selected file types and Contains the selected file types , you can also click Add Filter to add customize filter, after clicking the Add Filter button, please fill in the correct file type and format, and then click the blank to complete the filling.

In other words, you can click Add Filter to input the file format you want to filter. You could use the wildcard *, for example: *.tmp, *tmp, *tmp*, tmp*,tmp.

* represents 0,1, or more characters.

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Besides this, when your move cursor on the file types, there is a three-dot button on the right side. You can click the three-dot button to edit or delete the current file type.

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Furthermore, you can also double-click the entry to enter the edit mode. You can use the wildcard character *, for example: *.tmp、*tmp、*tmp*、tmp*、tmp. The * represents 0, 1, or more characters.

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4. Click OK after the configuration. This modification will be performed at the next backup.