AIX File System Agent: System Requirements

The following are the requirements for AIX File System agent.

Operating System

Operating System

Operating System Version



AIX 7.2 64-bit

Power PC


AIX 7.1 64-bit

Power PC


AIX 6.1 TL 02 SP00 64-bit or higher

Power PC


AIX 5.3 TL 05 32-bit or higher

Power PC


AIX 5.2 32-bit

Power PC

Cluster - Support

The software can be installed on a Cluster if clustering is supported by the above-mentioned operating systems.

For information on supported cluster types, see Clustering - Support.

Hard Drive

1 GB minimum of hard disk space for installing the software.

1024 MB of free disk space is required for the tmp directory.

To calculate the disk space requirements for the job results directory, see Job Results Directory Disk Space Calculation.

500 MB of free disk space is required for log directory.


Any compatible processor on supported platforms.


Minimum 2 GB RAM with additional 1.5 GB RAM for every 500,000 folders in the backup data.


Data protection on Logical Partitioning (LPAR) and Workload Partitioning (WPAR) is supported.

IBM Fileset Dependency

Ensure that the devices.common.IBM.fc.hba-api fileset exists on the AIX computer.


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

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)

Supported Volume Managers

Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 or higher

Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

What Is Backed Up

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. See Configuring Backups for Locked Files to back up files with mandatory locks.


Third-party maintenance (minor) releases or service packs that are supported by the Commvault software may not be listed in our System Requirements. When possible, Commvault provides information on any known issues related to these minor releases or service packs. In some cases, these minor releases or service packs affect how the Commvault software works. Commvault software may experience changes in functionality as the result of the third-party minor release or service pack. These changes are beyond the control of Commvault. Platforms that are supported in the current version of Commvault software may not be supported in earlier versions of the software. Contact your software provider to ensure that third-party minor releases or service packs are compatible with the Commvault software.

Additional considerations regarding minimum requirements and End-of-Life policies from third-party vendors also apply.

Last modified: 8/5/2019 3:32:00 PM