DiskPulse Server Exclude Directories

DiskPulse Server provides the ability to exclude one or more directories from the disk change monitoring process. In order to configure exclude directories for a disk change monitoring operation, open the monitoring profile dialog, select the 'Exclude' tab and add or more directories to exclude.

In the simplest case, just add a full directory path to exclude from the disk change monitoring process. In addition, advanced users are provided with a number of exclude directories macro commands allowing one to exclude multiple directories using a single macro command.

DiskPulse Server provides the following exclude directories macro commands:

  • $BEGINS <Text String> - this macro command excludes all changes detected in directories beginning with the specified text string.
  • $CONTAINS <Text String> - this macro command excludes all changes detected in directories containing the specified text string.
  • $ENDS <Text String> - this macro command excludes all changes detected in directories ending with the specified text string.
  • $REGEX <Regular Expression> - this macro command excludes all changes detected in directories matching the specified regular expression.

For example, the exclude macro command '$CONTAINS Temporary Files' will exclude all changes detected in directories with 'Temporary Files' at any place in the full directory path and the exclude macro command '$REGEX \.(TMP|TEMP)$' will exclude changes detected in directories ending with '.TMP' or '.TEMP'.