System Requirements for Solaris File System

Verify that your environment meets the system requirements for the Solaris 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.

  • In a UNIX virtualization environment using Solaris, you can back up and restore data in both global and non-global zones.

Operating system

Processor architecture

Solaris 11.x

  • x64

  • Sparc T/M series

Solaris 10.x (Flying Zones supported)

For Solaris 10 and previous releases, you must install the SUNWcry package.

UltraSPARC-II or more recent recommended

Solaris 10 Update 10 or equivalent

For Solaris 10 Update 10 or equivalent, you must install the SUNWcsl and SUNWcry packages.

  • x64

  • UltraSPARC-II or more recent recommended

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


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.

Memory (RAM)

  • 2 GB or more

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

Port Requirements

For information on the ports required for backups to be successful, see Port Requirements for Commvault.

File Systems

  • Unix File System (UFS)

  • Oracle ASM Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS)

  • VERITAS File System (VxFS)

  • VERITAS Cluster File System (VxCFS)

  • Zettabyte File System (ZFS)

  • Extended attributes in the VxFS, UFS, and ZFS file systems

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.

Volume Managers

  • Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 or a more recent version

  • Solaris Volume Manager (SVM)


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.