Backup and Recovery

New: See and Manage All of Your Backup Exclusions in One Place with Recover

Christie Clements
Product Content Marketer Specialist
April 22, 2023

Your data is vast and unique. But that doesn’t mean every single file needs to go into your backups. Excluding certain files from your backups is an appropriate choice for a variety of reasons, including wanting to keep backup size manageable or because some objects aren’t relevant to a restore scenario. Your data protection solution should enable you to exclude the data you want and, in turn, do what’s best for your unique org. In this post, we unpack OwnBackup Recover’s new Backup Exclusions feature and how it allows users to make the best decisions for their backup data. 

Backup exclusion management in one place 

Whether you’re adding new customers or restructuring your org, data is always changing–along with the policies that govern it. But a constant flux of data and policies shouldn’t leave you scrambling to find what is going on where. On the new Backup Exclusions page, you can view, access, manage and edit all backup exclusions in one place. This new page provides a complete overview of everything related to your exclusions, from what was excluded (type-tables/fields, name), who created the policy and when, and the reason for its creation. With this level of organization and centralized access, you can fully control how you manage what you back up. It's a trusted hub that you and your team can revisit to make informed, timely decisions that support the unique structure of your org. 

Create a data exclusions policy footprint 

You’ve taken action to ensure your present and future data is protected. But what about your data’s past? Your backup exclusion policies need a footprint, too. With Backup Exclusions, you can ensure that your past activity is accounted for. This feature allows you to track all exclusion policies, which is critical in case of an audit. Whether a policy is added, removed, or modified, it is logged, generating a digital timestamp you and your team can refer to at any point. And all active exclusions are shared with users as part of a regular backup email report, eliminating any confusion around what is happening now. This capability can save your team time (and the headache) that comes with traditional backup exclusion auditing: manually piecing together the ‘who, what, when’ exclusion details (if you can find them in the first place). 

Take action faster

Time is a key factor when selecting an effective backup solution, from implementation speed to backup frequency to duration of backups. And it needs to be taken into consideration for backup capabilities too, particularly backup exclusions. If you want to exclude certain data from your backups, you should be able to do it efficiently and strategically without the delay of exclusion requests and exclusion issues. With our new Backup Exclusions feature, you can conduct self-served backup exclusions, maximizing your time and data management ownership. Plus, with the increased visibility provided by Backup Exclusions, you’ll have real-time data around exclusions for each one of your backup services, allowing you to quickly add, remove, or change your policies as you wish. 

Get started with OwnBackup Recover 

Your data isn’t all the same, and your backup capabilities shouldn’t operate like it is. With Recover Backup Exclusions, you can feel confident that your protection efforts reflect and honor your unique data needs. This new Backup Exclusions page enables you and your team to seamlessly perform and manage the exclusion process from your backups while capitalizing on speed, efficiency, and customization. Want to see what you can add by excluding? Request a demo today.


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