Subclients - OES File System


The following table shows subclient creation and configuration details specific to the OES File System iDataAgent.


Type of Data

Default Subclient created during install of the Agent

Supports Default Subclient

Supports User Defined Subclient

Contents of the default subclient when user-defined subclient is present

Other Types of subclients supported by the Agent


OES File System iDataAgent

NSS files




portion of file system not assigned to other subclients, unless otherwise configured*


*See Caution Against Re-configuring Default Subclient Content.

Configurable Properties

Once installed, the agent is configured and is therefore able to manage the data or volumes on the client computer. However, you can change certain aspects of the subclient configuration to manage the data in the manner that best suits your needs.

You can view or change the subclient configuration from the Subclient Properties dialog box. The following information can be configured.

Activity Control

You can enable or disable all operations for this CommCell object and all objects below it. For more information, see Activity Control.

Content and Databases

You can define the content of the subclient. Most agents include a configure button that displays a dialog where you can add or modify the data included as subclient content. For step-by-step instructions, see Configure Subclient Content.

Data Transfer Options

Several configurable options to efficiently use available resources for transferring data secured by data protection operations are provided in the subclient. This includes the following:

Data Encryption

You can enable or disable the encryption of data for transmission over unsecure networks and for storage on media. For more information, see Data Encryption.

Data Paths

You can view the data paths associated with the primary storage policy copy of the selected storage policy or incremental storage policy. You can also modify the data paths for the subclient including their priority. For additional information, see Configuring Alternate Data Paths for Subclients.

Data Protection Filters

You can perform the following functions:

  • Define data protection filters to exclude specified subclient data from being backed up or archived.

  • Use regular expressions (or wildcards) in subclient data protection exclusion filters. See Inclusions, Exclusions, and Exceptions to Exclusions for more information.

  • Perform in-place editing of subclient data protection filter exclusions and exceptions. See Editing Filters for more information.

Global Filters

You can enable or disable Global Filters. For more information, see Global Filters - Online Help.


The OES File System iDataAgent supports only the global filter options supported by the Unix File System iDataAgent. Thus, when creating global filters, you must create them under Unix Filters.

Pre-processes and Post-processes

You can add, modify or view Pre-processes and Post-processes for the subclient. These are batch files or shell scripts that you can run before or after certain job phases. For more information, see Pre-processes and Post-processes.

Storage Policies

You can associate the subclient to a storage policy. For more information, see Storage Policies.

Subclient Name

You can rename a subclient. For step-by-step instructions, see Rename a Subclient.


You can perform the following functions:

  • Identify the users, user groups, and roles associated with this entity.

  • Associate this entity with users, user groups, and roles.

  • Disassociate this entity from users, user groups, and roles.

For more information, see User Administration and Security - Overview.

Things to Consider When Creating and Configuring OES File System Subclients

When creating and configuring subclients for OES File System agents, keep in mind the following considerations:

  • Subclient Content Considerations

    • When specifying subclient contents using regular expressions, keep in mind that the option to Treat Characters as Regular Expressions applies only to the last level of the content path for user-defined subclients and is not supported for default subclients.

    • It is recommended that you perform a full backup after changing or adding any subclient content definitions in the Subclient Properties (Content) tab in order to ensure that all of the data is backed up.

Caution Against Reconfiguring Default Subclient Content

We recommend that you do not re-configure the content of a default subclient because this would disable its capability to serve as "catch-all" entity for client data. As a result, the likelihood that some data will not get backed up or scanned for archiving would increase.