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UNIX and Linux File Systems Archiving

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

What is Archived

Operating System

Archived File Systems

AIX

Journal File System 2 (JFS2))

IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS)

Network File System (NFS).

VERITAS File System (VxFS)

VERITAS Cluster File System (VxCFS)

FreeBSD

Unix File System (UFS)

Zettabyte File System (ZFS)

HP-UX

VERITAS File System (VxFS)

Linux

'X' File System (XFS)

Extended 3 File System (ext3)

Extended 4 File System (ext4)

IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS)

Network File System (NFS).

X9000 IBRIX File System (IBRIXFS) 6.x

PolyServe Matrix Server

VERITAS File System (VxFS)

VERITAS Cluster File System (VxCFS)

Lustre File System (Clustered File System)

Red Hat Linux 6.x

GFS2 (Clustered File System)

The default Extended 2 File System (ext2) gets archived when it is compiled as a module.

Novell OES2 Linux

NSS File System

Solaris

UNIX File System (UFS)

VERITAS File System (VxFS)

Zettabyte File System (ZFS on Solaris 10 6/06)

Macintosh

Hierarchical File System (HFS)

Hierarchical File System plus (HFS+)

Note: For FreeBSD, the file system should be mounted with extended attribute option. If the extended attribute option is not enabled on the mount point, files will be backed up but not archived.

What is Not Archived

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

UNIX and Macintosh

Sparse files (For example, file archiver stub files)

Install directory

Job Results directory

Log files directory

/usr system directory

/kernel system directory

/etc system directory

/tmp directory

Extended attributes in the OES Linux data

Stubs originating from an NSS volume on an OES Linux computer

Files with extensions *.a, *.ksh, *.csh, *.sh, *.lib, and *.so are automatically filtered out of the subclient content by default. Similarly, files in the following directories are also skipped from archiving:

/usr/**, /bin/**, /lib/**, /boot/**, /dev/**, /etc/**, /var/**, /tmp/**, /sbin/**, /lib64/**, /opt/**, /sys/**, /kernel/**, /devices/**, /proc/**, /selinux/**, /stand/**

AIX

/**/*.imp, /**/*.exp

FreeBSD

/rescue/**

Solaris

/platform/**

Last modified: 5/14/2019 12:00:38 PM