System Requirements for FreeBSD File System

Verify that your environment meets the system requirements for the FreeBSD file system.

Operating System


Use the most recent version of the operating system that is listed. The Commvault software fully supports the most recent version of an operating system, until the vendor ends support. More recent versions of the Commvault software might not install on operating systems that are not supported by the vendor anymore. For information about the support lifecycle of an operating system, contact the vendor.

Operating system

Processor architecture

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

Hard Drive


Space required


  • 1 GB

  • 1024 MB for tmp directory

Job results folder

To calculate the space required for the job results folder, see Job Results Directory Disk Space Calculation.

Log folder

By default, /var/log is the log directory.

500 MB

Memory (RAM)

  • 2 GB or more

  • An additional 1.5 GB for every 500,000 folders in the backup data


If clustering is supported by the operating system, you can install the software on a cluster. For information about supported cluster types, see Support for Cluster Configuration.

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 server. Otherwise, the CommServe server is not updated with the client computer's time zone and the jobs scheduled using the client computer's time zone might not run.

File Systems

  • Unix File System (UFS)

  • Zettabyte File System (ZFS)


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.