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Copying "variables" so we only copy certain subfolders

anthony1 :

Apr 22, 2020

Hi,

I am trying to sync 2 x profile servers.

Profiles contain everything a user does on a network session, for instance my documents, desktop, recent documents etc. It also caches content which is massive in size and file count (teams cache, onedrive cache, dropbox cache etc).

I know which folders I want to sync for all users:

D:\Profiles\john.smith\Desktop
D:\Profiles\john.smith\Documents
D:\Profiles\john.smith\appdata\roaming\Microsoft\signatures
D:\Profiles\john.smith\appdata\roaming\Microsoft\templates

I know which folders I want to exclude for all users:

D:\profiles\john.smith\appdata\roaming\dropbox
D:\profiles\john.smith\appdata\roaming\teams
D:\profiles\john.smith\appdata\roaming\OneDrive

What I dont know is how do i create the exclusions to pass the "username" component? The profiles in reality are named like:

D:\profiles\Anthony.Banana\...
D:\profiles\Carlos.Danger\...
D:\profiles\Felix.Frankson\...

Except there are a few hundred more.

So I can't create exclusions for each of them.

Any help is apprecaited.

Anthony

Alex Pankratov :

Apr 22, 2020

Just use wildcarded rules.

Assuming that your source path is D:\Profiles you will just need to

1. "Start with an empty list"
2. Add a set of wildcarded rules for what you want included

        Include   Folder    .\*\Desktop
        Include   Folder    .\*\Documents
        ...

The .\ at the front of the pattern forces it to be matched from the top of the source folder, i.e. the first one will match D:\Profiles\abc\Desktop, but not D:\Profiles\Profiles\xyz\Desktop

There are also two topics that cover how filtering works in general and how pattern (path/name) matching works in particular -
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/972
https://bvckup2.com/support/forum/topic/499/2946

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