Windows File System Archiving

The Commvault file archiving solution for Windows File System enables you to move data to a secondary storage and use it to function as an archive copy.

Supported Protocols

  • Server Message Block (SMB) 1.0 protocol
  • SMB 2.x protocol
  • SMB 3.xx protocol

What is Archived

Operating System

Supported File Systems


Local Volumes

Local Files and Folders

Mount points to volumes

Windows 8/ Windows 2012 on ReFS volumes

Non-deduplicated data that resides on a Windows deduped volume

Compressed Files

Microsoft Non-Content Indexed and Content Indexed files

Data that resides on Cluster Shared Volume File System for Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2 computers.

New Technology File Systems (NTFS)

Recursive Scan method is used to back up and archive the data on the Cluster Shared Volume File System.

What is Not Archived

The following file objects are automatically filtered out of archive operations by the system:


Install folder

Job Results folder

Index cache folder

Log files folder

Windows system32 folder

UNIX data residing on Windows share

Files with attributes of encrypted or sparse

Files with attributes of hidden and system

Files that are deduped by Microsoft

Files with certain extended attributes such as Offline, Encryption, and Sparse files.

The following files are excluded from archiving:

*.dll, *.bat, *.exe, *.cur, *.ico, *.lnk

Last modified: 6/4/2019 7:39:00 PM