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Omit RC_Data_FMS from Scheduled Backup


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On Server 13.0.1 on a Mac, is it possible to run scheduled backups that only backup the databases and not the RC_Data_FMS folder?  In our case, RC_Data_FMS is a huge folder (6+ GB).  Everything in it would be easy to reproduce if necessary so we don't need to back it up as often as the databases themselves.  It just contains thumbnails for images that are stored elsewhere.

 

 

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No.  External FMS data is very much FM data.  It's like asking "can a backup only backup half my records"

 

What you may not realize is that the FMS backups are actually very smart.  If an item in the RC_Data_FMS folder has not changed between backup runs, it is hard linked.  So it does not take any time nor extra disk space.  While still maintaining the integrity of the full backup set.

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