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What Is Backed Up for UNIX File Servers?

You can backup the data that resides on your client computer and restore it when required.

AIX File System

Component

What Is Backed Up

Supported File Systems

Enhanced Journal File System (JFS2)

General Parallel File System (GPFS)

Journal File System (JFS)

Oracle ASM Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS)

VERITAS File System (VxFS)

File System Elements

Files with holes

Raw device files

Files with Advisory locks

A maximum path level of 10 symbolic links pointing to each raw device

Files with names containing non-ASCII characters as long as the appropriate locales are set

Shares with Macintosh File System data

Symbolic links that are browsed or manually added to the data contents

Files for which the file path or file name contains more than 1023 characters

Note: Files with mandatory locks are not backed up by default.

Supported Volume Managers

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 or higher

Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

 

FreeBSD File System

Component

What Is Backed Up

Supported File Systems

Unix File System (UFS)

Zettabyte File System (ZFS)

File System Elements

Files with holes

Files with Advisory Locks

Raw device files

A maximum path level of 10 symbolic links pointing to each raw device

Files with names containing non-ASCII characters as long as the appropriate locales are set

Symbolic links that are browsed or manually added to the data contents

Shares with Macintosh File System data

Files for which the file path or file name contains more than 1024 characters

Note: Files with mandatory locks are not backed up by default.

HP-UX File System

Component

What Is Backed Up

Supported File Systems

Hierarchical File System (HFS)

Journal File System (JFS)

Unix File System (UFS)

VERITAS File System (VxFS)

VERITAS Cluster File System (VxCFS)

Extended attributes in the VxFS and UFS file systems

File System Elements

Files with holes

Files with Advisory Locks

Raw device files

A maximum path level of 10 symbolic links pointing to each raw device

Files with names containing non-ASCII characters as long as the appropriate locales are set

Symbolic links that are browsed or manually added to the data contents

Shares with Macintosh File System data

Files for which the file path or file name contains more than 1024 characters

Note: Files with mandatory locks are not backed up by default.

Supported Volume Managers

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 or higher

Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

 

Linux File System

Component

What Is Backed Up

Supported File Systems

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)

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

File System Elements

Files with holes

Raw device files

Files with Advisory locks

A maximum path level of 10 symbolic links pointing to each raw device

Files with names containing non-ASCII characters as long as the appropriate locales are set

Shares with Macintosh File System data

Symbolic links that are browsed or manually added to the data contents

Files for which the file path or file name contains more than 1023 characters

Note: Files with mandatory locks are not backed up by default.

Supported Volume Managers

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 or higher

Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

 

Solaris File System

Component

What Is Backed Up

Supported 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

File System Elements

Files with holes

Files with Advisory Locks

Raw device files as file nodes

Symbolic links that are browsed or manually added to the data contents

Files with names containing non-ASCII characters as long as the appropriate locales are set

Shares with Macintosh File System data

Files for which the file path or file name contains more than 1024 characters

Note: Files with mandatory locks are not backed up by default.

Supported Volume Managers

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 or higher

Solaris Volume Manager (SVM)

 

Last modified: 2/28/2020 2:15:02 PM