Backup - Macintosh File System iDataAgent

Perform a Backup

Once the storage policy is configured, you are ready to perform your first backup.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | File System | defaultBackupSet.

    Right-click the default subclient and click Backup.

  2. Click Full as backup type and then click Immediate.

    Click OK.

  3. You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window of the CommCell console.

  4. Once the job is complete, view the job details from the Backup History. Right-click the Subclient and select Backup History.

  5. Click OK.

  6. You can right-click the job and view the following details:
    • Items that failed during the job
    • Details of the job
    • Events of the job
    • Log files of the job
    • Media associated with the job

    What Gets Backed Up

    What Does Not Get Backed Up

    File Systems

    Hierarchical File System (HFS)

    HFS+, Universal Disk Format (UDF)


    Universal File System (UFS)

    By default, the following file systems are automatically skipped during backups:

    • nfs
    • nfs3
    • nfs4
    • smbfs
    • afp
    • msdos
    • webdav
    • ftp
    • synthfs
    • ISO 9660
    • udf
    • cd
    • lofs
    • tmpfs
    • proc
    • ctfs
    • autofs

    File System Elements

    Raw device files

    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

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

    Finder tags


Last modified: 1/15/2018 8:39:53 AM