HP-UX File System Agent: System Requirements

The following are the requirements for HP-UX File System agent:

Operating System

Operating System Version



HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)


HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23)


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

Hierarchical File System (HFS)

Journal File System (JFS)

Unix File System (UFS)

VERITAS File System (VxFS)

VERITAS Cluster File System (VxCFS)

Extended attributes in the VxFS and UFS file systems

Supported 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

  • Files that have advisory locks

  • Raw device files

  • 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

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

  • Shares that have Macintosh file system data

  • Files that have a file path or a file name that contains more than 1024 characters

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


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.