File exclusions can be used along with Simple Backups, Backup Vaults, and Sync Folders to specify which files or folders should not be backed up.
To add exclusions for an automatic backup, go to Configure > What to Backup, and click Advanced Options.
To add exclusions for a Sync folder, go to Configure > Sync Folders, then click Folder Options and Edit Wildcards.
To exclude a particular folder wherever it occurs, and all subfolders of that folder, just enter the folder name.
For example, if you want to exclude all folders named "Pictures" and their contents, enter "Pictures" in the exclusion area.
To exclude a specific folder, you would enter a fully-qualified path from the root of the backup job.
For example, to exclude the following folder and its contents:
...use the following folder exclusion:
Here's another example: if your computer backs up multiple users' profiles, and you'd like to exclude the "Pictures" directory for each, you could use the following exclusion:
The exclusion above would exclude the following folders:
...But would not exclude these folders:
**Note: Any time the "\" character is used in an exclusion, Jungle Disk assumes that it is a fully-qualified exclusion and checks for the folder to exclude at the root of the backup job.
Example: If you want to exclude the folder:
...The following exclusion will not work:
Use this instead:
Wildcards for single characters in file and folder names
The "?" character can be used as a wildcard for a single character in a file or folder name.
For example, if you want to exclude the following folders:
...You could use this exclusion:
This can be used for files as well as folders. To exclude File1.jpg, File2.jpg, FileA.jpg, and FileB.jpg exclude:
Another example: if you want to exclude files with the file name "Test" and varying three-letter extensions, you could add the exclusion:
This would exclude files such as "Test.txt", "Test.jpg", "Test.123", and so on.
When you change the exclusions and close the exclusions window by clicking OK, you should be able to immediately notice changes by browsing the folder structure on the left of the backup job window. Those files/folders you've excluded should now be unchecked.