I want to disable shadow copies being created on a specific Windows NFS share folder which is being used by an ESXi 6 server for virtual machine backups (via xsibackup). The reason for wanting to do this is because the VM backups are being handled by xsibackup with full and incremental backups being done daily via
xsibackup-rsync. The shadow copies generated for this NFS share are using a lot of space on my disk array and are not really required in this case.
I would like to be able to disable the NFS share from being shadow copied while keeping the main shadow copy process unaffected for the rest of the volume the NFS share is on. I'd also like to be able to delete the shadow copies already created for the NFS share folder to reclaim the disk space.
I'm aware of this KB, but it doesn't appear to be working. I tried creating a new multi string
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToSnapshot called it "ESXi NFS Share" and set the value to
E:\NFS FOLDER NAME\*.* /s
What is the best approach to provide exclusion rules for shadow copies and delete already created copies if possible?