AIX File System Agent: System Requirements

The following are the requirements for AIX File System agent.

Operating System

Operating System

Operating System Version



AIX 7.2 64-bit


AIX 7.1 64-bit


AIX 6.1 TL 02 SP00 or higher, 64-bit


AIX 5.3 TL 05 or higher, 32-bit


AIX 5.2 32-bit


Cluster Support

You can install the software on a cluster, if clustering is supported by the operating system. For information about supported cluster types, see Support for Cluster Configuration.

Hard Drive

1 GB minimum of hard disk space for installing the software.

1024 MB of free disk space is required for the tmp directory.

To calculate the disk space requirements for the job results directory, see Job Results Directory Disk Space Calculation.

1024 MB of free disk space is required for log directory (/var/log, by default).


Any compatible processor on supported platforms.

Memory (RAM)

  • 2 GB or more

  • An additional 1.5 GB for every 500,000 folders in the backup data


Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) and Workload Partitioning (WPAR) is supported.

IBM Fileset Dependency

Verify that the devices.common.IBM.fc.hba-api fileset exists on the AIX computer.


Schedule Jobs Using a Client Computer's Time Zone

The client computer has to be in one of the standard time zones recognized by the CommServe. Otherwise, the CommServe does not get updated with the client computer's time zone and the jobs scheduled using the client computer's time zone might not run.

Supported File Systems

  • Enhanced Journal File System (JFS2)

  • General Parallel File System (GPFS)

  • Journal File System (JFS)

  • Oracle ASM Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS)

VERITAS File System (VxFS)

Supported Volume Managers

Volume Managers

  • Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 or higher

  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

What Is Backed Up

Regular files and directories, including the following, are backed up:

  • Files that have holes

  • Raw device files

  • Files that have advisory locks

  • A maximum path level of 10 symbolic links pointing to each raw device

  • Files that have names that contain non-ASCII characters, if the appropriate locales are set

  • Shares that have Macintosh file system data

  • Symbolic links that are browsed or manually added to the data contents

  • Files that have a file path or a file name that contains more than 1023 characters


By default, files that have a mandatory lock are not backed up. To back up these files, see Configuring Backups for Locked Files.


Third-party maintenance (minor) releases or service packs that are supported by the Commvault software may not be listed in our System Requirements. When possible, Commvault provides information on any known issues related to these minor releases or service packs. In some cases, these minor releases or service packs affect how the Commvault software works. Commvault software may experience changes in functionality as the result of the third-party minor release or service pack. These changes are beyond the control of Commvault. Platforms that are supported in the current version of Commvault software may not be supported in earlier versions of the software. Contact your software provider to ensure that third-party minor releases or service packs are compatible with the Commvault software. Additional considerations regarding minimum requirements and End-of-Life policies from third-party vendors also apply.