Exclude files/Paths from safepoints?


is it possible to exclude some files or paths from safepoint backups?

I have some big files on my cloud and I dont want to backup them. I would be satisfied, if I had a section which is not affected from safepoint backups. The safepoint is on an attached USB 3.0 drive.


You need to open up the Dashboard and click on the Help (?) icon then read the information provided about creating a Safepoint.

Posted by,
cat0w (USA)

Thanks for helping. I read it again and again :confounded: but I don’t find an option about exclude files or folders from a safepoint creation. The WD help says:


To configure WD My Cloud to create a safepoint on an attached USB drive later:

  1. Click Safepoints.

  2. Click the Create Safepoint icon:

  3. Click Local USB.

  4. Select the target USB drive.

  5. Select the share on which the safepoint will be created. If the share is password-protected, you will need to enter the proper password to continue.

  6. Enter the safepoint name."

This dialog or option is missing here! I do not have a selection for my shares at this point. Any ideas? Firmware is up to date.

That’s right, you found your answer.

Posted by,
cat0w (USA)

exclude file described here http://community.wd.com/t5/WD-My-Cloud/backup-certain-shares-to-usb/td-p/807343