Linux File System Agent: System Requirements

The following are the requirements for Linux File System Agent:

Operating System

Operating System Version

Architecture

Linux

Amazon Linux

Amazon Linux 2 AMI (HVM) - Kernel 5.10, SSD Volume Type

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Amazon Linux 2 AMI (HVM) - Kernel 5.10, SSD Volume Type

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Amazon Linux 2 AMI (HVM) - Kernel 5.10, SSD Volume Type

*You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on ARM64 platform.

  • x86

  • x64

  • ARM64

  • Compatible processors

Asianux

Asianux 4

x64

Debian

Debian 10.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 9.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 8.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 7.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 6.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 5.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

EulerOS

EulerOS 2.0 SP3

x64

EulerOS 2.0 SP2

x64

Fedora

Fedora release 32 with glibc 2.31.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora Release 31 with glibc 2.30.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 30 with glibc 2.29.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 29 with glibc 2.28.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 28 with glibc 2.27.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 27 with glibc 2.26.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 26 with glibc 2.25.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 25 with glibc 2.24.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 24 with glibc 2.23.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 23 with glibc 2.22.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 22 with glibc 2.21.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 21 with glibc 2.20.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 20 with glibc 2.18.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 19 with glibc 2.17.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 18 with glibc 2.16.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 17 with glibc 2.15.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 16 with glibc 2.14.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 15 with glibc 2.13.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 14 with glibc 2.13.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 13 with glibc 2.12.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 12 with glibc 2.11.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 11 with glibc 2.10.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 10 with glibc 2.9.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 9 with glibc 2.8.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 8 with glibc 2.7.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Gentoo

Gentoo with glibc 2.12.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Gentoo with glibc 2.6.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Gentoo with glibc 2.9.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

NeoKylin Linux

NeoKylin Linux 7.6

x64

NeoKylin Linux 7.4

x64

NeoKylin Linux 6.5

x64

OpenSuSE

OpenSuSE Leap 42.3 with glibc 2.22

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE Leap 15.x with glibc 2.26 or later

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE Tumbleweed with glibc 2.33 or later

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 13.2 with glibc 2.19

x64

OpenSuSE 13.1 with glibc 2.18

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 12.x with glibc 2.14 or later

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 11.3 with glibc 2.11.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 11.2 with glibc 2.10.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 11.1 with glibc 2.9.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 11.0 with glibc 2.8.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux 8.x with glibc 2.28.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Oracle Linux 7.x with glibc 2.17.x or a more recent version

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Oracle Linux 6.x with glibc 2.12.x or a more recent version

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Oracle Linux 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS

CentOS 8.x Linux with glibc 2.28.x

*You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on ARM64 platform.

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

CentOS 8.x Stream with glibc 2.28.x

*You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on ARM64 platform.

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x with glibc 2.28.x

*You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on ARM64 and Power PC platform.

  • x64

  • Power PC

  • ARM64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.x with glibc 2.17.x or a more recent version

*You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on ARM64 and Power PC platform.

  • x86

  • x64

  • PowerPC

  • ARM64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12.x

x86

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12-1.25.x or a more recent version

x64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • PowerPC

  • Compatible processors

Rocky Linux

Rocky Linux 9.x with glibc 2.34.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Rocky Linux 8.x with glibc 2.28.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Scientific Linux

Scientific Linux SL 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

x64

Scientific Linux 7.x

x64

Scientific Linux 6.x

x64

Slackware

Slackware 14.0 with glibc 2.15.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Source Mage Linux

Source Mage 0.10

x86

SuSE Linux (SLES)

SuSE Linux 15 (Initial Release/SP1 and later SPs) with glibc 2.26.x and higher

  • x86

  • x64

  • PowerPC

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 12 (Initial Release/SP1 and later SPs) with glibc 2.19.x or a more recent version

  • x86

  • x64

  • PowerPC

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4) with glibc 2.9.x and later

Download and install the mandatory patches from the SuSE site for SLES 11 SP4 running on Power PC.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu 21.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 20.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 19.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 19.04

*You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on ARM64 platform.

  • x86

  • x64

  • ARM64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 18.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

*You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on ARM64 platform.

  • x86

  • x64

  • ARM64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 17.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 17.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 15.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 15.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 14.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 13.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 13.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 12.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 11.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 11.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 9.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 9.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 8.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 8.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Z-Linux

Linux on zSeries (System z9/z10)

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

SuSE Linux (SLES)

SuSE Linux 15 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2) Enterprise Server

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

SuSE Linux 12 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4/SP5) Enterprise Server

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

SuSE Linux 11 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4) Enterprise Server

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-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).

Processor

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

Net-tools Package

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.1 computers, make sure to install the net-tools package.

PowerPC Processor Support

Commvault supports both of the 64-bit PowerPC architectures: ppc64 (or "big endian") and ppc64le (or "little endian").

Note

  • For operating systems versions that support the PowerPC architecture, refer to the supported operating systems table above.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12.x on PowerPC architecture is not supported effective version 11. For more information about deprecated platforms, see End-of-Life, Deprecated and Extended Support - Platforms.

Miscellaneous

Use Commvault Driver Modules on a Linux Computer with UEFI Secure Boot Option Enabled

If the UEFI Secure Boot option is enabled on the Linux computer, Commvault keys must be enrolled in the MOK (Machine Owner Key) list stored in the UEFI NVRAM so that the kernel recognizes the signature of the Commvault driver modules. See Use Commvault Driver Modules on a Linux Computer with UEFI Secure Boot Option Enabled.

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.

SELinux

If you have SELinux enabled on the client computer, depending on the configured mode and policy, you might need to create a SELinux policy module. See SELinux Configuration.

Use 137766

Linux File System - Supported File Systems

Azure Netapp Files (ANF) Service

B-tree File System (Btrfs)

Fraunhofer FS (FhGFS or BeeGFS)

Extended 2 File System (ext2)

Extended 3 File System (ext3)

Extended 4 File System (ext4)

Fujitsu Exabyte File System (FEFS)

General Parallel File System (GPFS)

Global File System (GFS/GFS2)

GlusterFS File System (GlusterFS)*

Lustre File System (Clustered File System)

Moose File System (MooseFS)

Novell Storage Services (NSS)**

Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS2)

Oracle ASM Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS)

Panasas ActiveScale File System (PanFS)

Reiser File System (reiserfs)

VERITAS File System (VxFS)

VERITAS Cluster File System (VxCFS)

X9000 IBRIX File System (IBRIXFS) 6.x

'X' File System (XFS)

*Backups and restores run on the Gluster client **You can also use the Linux File System agent to protect the NSS volumes. However, the Linux File System agent does not back up trustee information and permissions by default. For NSS volumes to preserve the trustee information and permissions, you must enable the Linux extended attributes (XAttr) option prior to running a backup job. For more information on enabling the XAttr option, see the Novell documentation site. At the time of restore, you must select the Restore ACLs option to restore the trustee information and permissions along with the data.

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

  • 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

Note

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

DISCLAIMER

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.

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