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Code42 CrashPlan File Exclusions

Files and Directories Excluded from ITS Code42 CrashPlan 

By default, ITS Code42 CrashPlan (formerly CrashPlan PROe) service backs up your entire system to the Stanford Internet2 Cloud, excluding certain file types and directories. Virtual machine files, log files, most application directories, the operating system and other file types are excluded. Users can still choose to back up these files using external storage or to other computers in their account.

Still other files and directories are always excluded. Global exclusions include caches, ephemeral data, temp directories and incompatible file types. Additionally, any file or folder named _NoBackup will always be excluded. 

This exclusion list only applies to organizations that subscribe to the ITS settings and configurations.

Groups that locally support their ITS Code42 CrashPlan deployment may have different includes/excludes. Check with your local IT support group for more information. Some exclusions are specific to Macs, Windows, Linux or Solaris. 

Global Exclusions

.*/(?:42|\d{8,}).*/(?:cp|~).*
(?i).*/CrashPlan.*/(?:cache|log|conf|manifest|upgrade)/.*
.*\.part
.*/iPhoto Library/iPod Photo Cache/.*
.*\.cprestoretmp.*
.*/Music/Subscription/.*
(?i).*/Google/Chrome/.*cache.*
(?i).*/Mozilla/Firefox/.*cache.*
.*/Google/Chrome/Safe Browsing.*
win:(?i).*\$RECYCLE\.BIN/.*
win:.*/System Volume Information/.*
win:.*/RECYCLER/.*
win:.*/I386.*
win:.*/pagefile.sys
win:.*/MSOCache.*
win:.*UsrClass\.dat\.LOG.*
win:.*UsrClass\.dat
win:.*/Temporary Internet Files/.*
win:(?i).*/ntuser.dat.*
win:.*/Local Settings/Temp.*
win:.*/AppData/Local/Temp.*
win:.*/AppData/Temp.*
win:.*/Windows/Temp.*
win:(?i).*/Microsoft.*/Windows/.*\.log
win:.*/Microsoft.*/Windows/Cookies.*
win:.*/Microsoft.*/RecoveryStore.*
win:(?i).:/Config\.Msi.*
win:(?i).*\.rbf
win:.*/Windows/Installer.*
win:.*/Application Data/Application Data.*
win:(?i).*/Microsoft.*/Windows/.*\.edb
mac:/dev/.*
mac:.*\.Trash.*
mac:/\.vol/.*
mac:/mach.sym
mac:/mach_kernel
mac:.*\.hotfiles\.btree.*
mac:.*/Trash/.*
mac:.*/Network Trash Folder/.*
mac:.*/VM Storage
mac:.*\.fseventsd.*
mac:.*/Library/Caches/.*
mac:.*\.Spotlight-.*/.*
mac:/Network/.*
mac:/tmp/.*
mac:/cores/.*
mac:/afs/.*
mac:/automount/.*
mac:/private/Network/.*
mac:/private/tmp/.*
mac:/private/var/tmp/.*
mac:/private/var/folders/.*
mac:/private/var/run/.*
mac:/private/var/spool/postfix/.*
mac:/private/var/vm/.*
mac:/Previous Systems.*
mac:.*/lost\+found/.*
mac:.*/Microsoft User Data/Entourage Temp/.*
mac:.*/iP.* Software Updates/.*
mac:.*/Library/Application Support/SyncServices/.*
mac:.*/Library/Logs/.*
mac:.*/Library/Mail/Envelope Index
mac:.*/Library/Mail/AvailableFeeds/.*
mac:.*/Library/Mirrors/.*
mac:.*/Library/PubSub/Database/.*
mac:.*/Library/PubSub/Downloads/.*
mac:.*/Library/PubSub/Feeds/.*
mac:.*/Library/Safari/Icons.db
mac:.*/Library/Safari/WebpageIcons.db
mac:.*/Library/Safari/HistoryIndex.sk
mac:.*/Library/Calendars/Calendar Cache
mac:.*/iTunes/Album Artwork/Cache/.*
mac:.*/iPhoto Library/iPod Photo Cache.*
mac:(?i).*/backups.backupdb
mac:/Desktop DB
mac:/Desktop DF
mac:/Network/Servers.*
mac:/Users/Shared/SC Info.*
mac:/net/.*
mac:/private/var/automount/.*
mac:/private/var/db/dhcpclient/.*
mac:/private/var/db/fseventsd/.*
mac:/System/Library/Extensions/Caches/.*
mac:.*Mobile.*Backups/.*
mac:.*/Library/Saved Application State/.*
mac:(?i).*\Q.backupsdb\E($|/.*)
linux:/sys/.*
linux:/dev/.*
linux:/proc/.*
linux:/tmp/.*
linux:.*/lost\+found/.*
linux:/selinux/.*
solaris:/sys/.*
solaris:/dev/.*
solaris:/proc/.*
solaris:/tmp/.*
solaris:.*/lost\+found/.*

 

Excluded from the Stanford Internet2 Cloud

(?i).*/Mozilla/Firefox/.*cache.*
(?i).*/Google/Chrome/User Data/Safe Browsing.*
(?i).*\.vfd
(?i).*\.vhd
(?i).*\.vud
(?i).*\.vmc
(?i).*\.vsv
(?i).*\.vmdk
(?i).*\.dsk
(?i).*\.nvram
(?i).*\.vmem
(?i).*\.vmsd
(?i).*\.vmsn
(?i).*\.vmss
(?i).*\.std
(?i).*\.vmtm
(?i).*\.vmx
(?i).*\.vmxf
(?i).*\.vdi
(?i).*\.hdd
(?i).*\.pvs
(?i).*\.dmp
(?i).*\.lock
(?i).*\.lockfile
(?i).*\.log
(?i).*\.log1
(?i).*\.log2
(?i).*\.ost
(?i).*\.tmp
(?i).*\.temp
(?i).*\.zdb
(?i).*\ntuser.dat
(?i).*\SyncData.sqlite3-journal
(?i).*\chrome.7z
(?i).*\.ipa
(?i).*\.gho
(?i).*\.pvm
win:(?i).*/Documents and Settings/.*/Application Data/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Local/Google/GoogleEarth/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Local/Google/GoogleDesktop/.*
win:(?i).*/PROGRAM FILE.*/.*
win:(?i).*/AR SYSTEM/.*
win:(?i).*/BIGFIX/.*
win:(?i).*/BOOT/.*
win:(?i).*/CACHES/.*
win:(?i).*/CRASHPLAN/.*
win:(?i).*/MSOCACHE/.*
win:(?i).*/PERFLOGS/.*
win:(?i).:/programdata/((?!(stanford/.*)$).)*$
win:(?i).*/RECOVERY/.*
win:(?i).*/WINDOWS/.*
win:(?i).*/SOPHOS/.*
win:(?i).*/System Volume Information/.*
win:(?i).*/WINDOWS DEFENDER/.*
win:(?i).*/INSTALLER CACHE/.*
win:(?i).*\$RECYCLE\.BIN/.*
win:(?i).*/Temporary Internet Files/.*
win:(?i).*/Microsoft.*/Windows/Cookies.*
win:(?i).*/I386.*
win:(?i).*/Microsoft/Search/Data/.*
win:(?i).*/DELL/.*
win:(?i).*/COMPAQ/.*
win:(?i).*/DRIVERS/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Temp/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Local/Temp/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Roaming/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup/.*
win:(?i).*/CACHE/.*
win:(?i).*/INTEL/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Recovery/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data/Temp/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data/Default/Media Cache/.*
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data/Default/Current Tabs
win:(?i).*/Users/.*/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data/Default/Current Session
win:.*hiberfil.sys
win:.*pagefile.sys
mac:/Users/.*/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/.*
mac:/.DocumentRevisions-V100/.*
mac:.*/Applications/.*
mac:/Library/Printers/.*
mac:/Library/Receipts/.*
mac:/Library/Updates/.*
mac:/private/tftpboot/.*
mac:/private/var/.*
mac:/System/.*
mac:/Users/.*/Library/Containers/.*
mac:/Users/.*/Library/Mobile Documents/.*
mac:/Users/.*/Library/Virtual Machines/.*
mac:/Library/Virtual Machines/.*
mac:/Library/Sophos Anti-Virus/.*
mac:/Library/Application Support/BigFix/.*
mac:.*/Library/Application Support/SyncServices/.*
mac:.*/Library/Logs/.*
mac:.*/Envelope Index.*
mac:.*/Library/Mail/AvailableFeeds/.*
mac:.*/Library/Mirrors/.*
mac:.*/Library/PubSub/Database/.*
mac:.*/Library/PubSub/Downloads/.*
mac:.*/Library/PubSub/Feeds/.*
mac:.*/Library/Safari/Icons.db
mac:.*/Library/Safari/WebpageIcons.db
mac:.*/Library/Safari/HistoryIndex.sk
mac:.*/Library/Calendars/Calendar Cache
mac:.*/iTunes/Album Artwork/Cache/.*
mac:.*/iPhoto Library/iPod Photo Cache.*
mac:.*/Music/Subscription/.*
mac:/Users/.*/Library/Developer/.*
mac:/Library/Documentation/.*
mac:/Users/.*/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork/.*
mac:/Users/.*/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Podcasts/.*
mac:/Users/.*/Music/iTunes/Previous iTunes Libraries/.*
mac:/Users/.*/Music/iTunes/iTunes Library Genius.itdb
mac:/Users/.*/Library/Cookies/.*
mac:/Users/.*/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Downloads/.*
mac:(?i).*/backups.backupdb

Change Log

July 31, 2014

Initial Publication

August 8, 2014

Added following exclusion to Stanford Internet2 Cloud destination:

mac:/.DocumentRevisions-V100/.*

September 26, 2014

Added following exclusion to Stanford Internet2 Cloud destination:

win:(?i).:/programdata/((?!(stanford/.*)$).)*$

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Last modified June 13, 2017