NetApp Archiving: System Requirements

The File System Core and File System packages are installed on a computer that acts as a proxy computer or data access node. The proxy computer sends the recall requests to the NAS file server.

File Servers

The File Archiver for NetApp Agent can perform data protection/recovery operations for data on the following file server versions:

  • ONTAP version 7.0

  • ONTAP version 7.0.2

  • ONTAP version 7.1

  • ONTAP version

  • ONTAP version 7.2

  • ONTAP version 7.3

  • ONTAP version 8.0 (7-Mode supported)

  • ONTAP version 8.0.2 (7-Mode supported)

  • ONTAP version 8.1 (7-Mode supported)

  • ONTAP version 8.2 (7-Mode supported)

  • ONTAP version 8.2.2 or later (Cluster-Mode)

  • ONTAP version 9.1 (Cluster-Mode)

  • ONTAP version 9.2 (Cluster-Mode)

  • ONTAP version 9.3 (Cluster-Mode)

  • ONTAP version 9.4 (Cluster-Mode)

  • ONTAP version 9.5 (Cluster-Mode)

  • ONTAP version 9.6 (Cluster-Mode)

  • ONTAP version 9.7 (Cluster-Mode)

  • ONTAP version 9.8 (Cluster-Mode)

  • ONTAP version 9.9.1 (Cluster-Mode)

  • vFiler

For versions earlier than 7.0 and version 7.1, a Network File Share Instance type must be used.


Each File Archiver for Windows agent can support multiple NetApp file servers, which have the same ONTAP version, whereas a separate File Archiver for Windows agent is required for each ONTAP version.

Proxy and Data Access Node

The following requirements are for the proxy computer for NetApp archiving:

The proxy computer and the data access node can be the same same computer or a different one.


For optimal recall performance, it is recommended to use separate machine for FPolicy proxy server.

Operating System

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (Standard, Datacenter) (64-bit only)

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Editions

Windows 2016

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Editions

Windows 10

Microsoft Windows Client 10 Editions

Windows 8

Microsoft Windows Client 8

Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Editions

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7 Editions

Windows 2008

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit and x64 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions

Server Core installations are not supported.

Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows Vista Editions

Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Editions [Extended Support]

Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP Editions with a minimum of Service Pack 3 [Extended Support]

Hard Drive

1 GB of minimum disk space is required for installing the software.

500 MB of free disk space is required for job result directory.

In addition, number of archived files * 4 KB space is required for stub cache directory on the recall proxy computer.

500 MB of free disk space is required for log directory.


  • For a proxy FPolicy server on a Windows 2008 or 2012 computer, the file server must use ONTAP version 8.0.2 and later. However, if you are using an ONTAP version older than 8.0.2, then the proxy FPolicy server must be configured on a Windows 2003 computer.

  • Ensure that the Fpolicy Proxy computers selected as the primary client and secondary client are in the same domain as that of the file server. For more information, see Configuring F-Policy Proxy and Data Access Nodes.


Note: To back up and restore data in an IPv6 environment, see Configuring IPv6 for OnePass and CommCell Network Internet Protocol Requirements.

For standalone installs of File Share Archiver Clients, it is required to have the .NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable Package installed on the computer.

.NET Framework

.NET Framework 4.0 is automatically installed. Note that .NET Framework 4.0 can co-exist with other versions of this software.

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 is Automatically Installed

Starting in Service Pack 18, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 (vcredist2017.exe) is automatically installed. If a computer does not have the latest Windows updates, the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 will fail in installing Universal C Runtime.

The following Windows updates must be installed to prevent the installation failure:





Updates are not required on latest Windows operating system versions, such as Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Windows Server 2016, as these versions come with the Universal C Runtime already installed.


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