How to Exclude System State Metadata

SUMMARY

How to exclude the system state metadata when getting warnings.

ISSUE

An error message like the one below when a backup job is only running an inclusion or an exclusion.  In order to fix this, we need to exclude the system metadata in the backup job.

----- Error Messages ----- 
System environment meta-data file was excluded from backup, because not all critical volumes are included. 
Windows Instant Recovery is not possible for this backup. 
----- End Error Messages ----- 

RESOLUTION

  1. Log in to the Unitrends user interface.  
  2. Choose JOBS, then the Job Manager tab.  
  3. Choose the client that needs to have the schedule changed, then press Edit. 
  4. Choose the client needed in the drop down list, then under Job Inventory Settings, click Edit.  
  5. Click the Advanced tab and check the Exclude System State check box, then press Save. 
  6. Now press Save on Backup Job screen.  
  7. Let a new job run to verify that the warning message is no longer received.  

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