Virus scan exclusions for SQL Server

18 May,2010 by Jack Vamvas

As a guide on server hosting SQL Servers , the following file type list should be considered in adding to exclusion lists.
This will assist to minimise performance issues.

1) "?:\Microsoft SQL Server\*"
2)"?:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL*\*.* "
3)"All files of type MDF"
4) "All files of type LDF"
5)"All files of type NDF"
6)"All files of type BAK"
7)"All files of type TRN"
8)"All files of type TRC"
9)"All files of type ERRORLOG*"
10) Any other directories relevant to the environment

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