Getting Started with Lustre (File System)

Step 1: Review Requirements and Supported Features

Review the following requirements and supported features for Lustre:

Step 2: Install the File System Core and File System Packages on Data Access Nodes

Review each of the following topics to prepare for the installation and select the best installation method for your environment.

If you want to also use the data access nodes as MediaAgents, then install the MediaAgent package on the nodes. For instructions, see Installing the MediaAgent.


  • All of the participating data access nodes must be at the same service pack level.
  • All of the participating data access nodes and the Lustre cluster must be time synced.
  • Keyless SSH must be set up between the MDT server and the data access nodes.
  • Mount the Lustre file system with the flock option.
  • Enable the user_xattr option for user extended attributes.

Step 3: Prepare for Your First Backup and Restore

  1. Open the CommCell Console.
  2. Configure a storage device.
  3. Create a pseudo-client for the Lustre cluster.
  4. Create a subclient.

    You can configure only one Lustre volume for a subclient.

  5. Decide whether you want the following additional functionality:

Step 4: Run Your First Backup and Restore

Step 5: What to Do Next

Configure data retention and data aging. For more information, see Data Aging - Getting Started.

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