FreeBSD File System Agent: System Requirements

The following are the requirements for FreeBSD File System agent.

Operating Systems

Operating System

Operating System Version



FreeBSD 12.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

FreeBSD 11.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

FreeBSD 10.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

FreeBSD 9.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

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


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

Unix File System (UFS)

Zettabyte File System (ZFS)

What Is Backed Up

File System Elements

Files with holes

Files with Advisory Locks

Raw device files

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

Files with names containing non-ASCII characters as long as the appropriate locales are set

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

Shares with Macintosh File System data

Files for which the file path or file name contains more than 1024 characters

Note: Files with mandatory locks are not backed up by default. See Configuring Backups for Locked Files to back up files with mandatory locks.


Certain third-party software and service releases (together, “Releases”) may not be supported by Commvault. You are solely responsible for ensuring Commvault’s products and services are compatible with any such Releases.