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BACKUP - Azure which files/folders to exclude

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    My first website hosted on Azure and I am learning some new things. 

    Referring to the above mentioned articles,  I wonder what would be the best configuration for reducing errors and backup size

    I am testing this one for the auto- dynamicly generated files - folders

    \site\wwwroot\App_Data\Search     Dynamicly creaed
    \site\wwwroot\portals\_default\logs    more about this one later........
    \site\wwwroot\portals\0\DigArticle\Cache   Dynamicly creaed
    \site\wwwroot\portals\0-System\Cache  Dynamicly creaed
    \site\wwwroot\portals\1-System\Cache  Dynamicly creaed
    \site\wwwroot\portals\2-System\Cache  Dynamicly creaed

    Michel Sellers advices to exclude the 

    I am not sure about this one  because  there are other files which I have experianced were needed 
    like several InstallerLog20190926.config files
    \LogConfig folder

    Actually I would only like to exclude the date.log.resources files created dayly.

    Do you know if it is possible in  Azure backup  to use something like 
    and hereby actually backing up folders, xml and InsallerLogDate.resources files
    I seem to be unable to find more detailed documentation for configuration af _backup.filter

    Have you tested and could you recommend/ suggest  other filetypes - folders
    that could be included in the _backup.filter

    Looking forward to any advice


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      If you use the OpenContent module, it also has a write.lock file (associated with it's Lucene search functionality) which needs to be excluded from the backup. I can't remember the exact path - I think it depends a bit on the install.

      Generally you can look at the Azure backup logs, see what failed (and why IIRC) and if necessary add it to the _backup.filter file.
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