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Block-Level Backup for UNIX: System Requirements

The following are the requirements for block-level backup for UNIX.

Operating System

Operating System Version

Architecture

AIX

AIX 7.2 TL 01 SP01 ("7200-01-01-1642") 64-bit, or higher

Power PC (Includes IBM System p)

 

AIX 7.1 TL 01 SP10 ("7100-01-10-1415") 64-bit, or higher

Power PC (Includes IBM System p)

 

AIX 6.1 TL 07 SP10 ("6100-07-10-1415) 64-bit, or higher

Power PC (Includes IBM System p)

Linux

CentOS

 

 

CentOS 7.3 with kernel 3.10.0-514

x64

 

CentOS 6.5 with kernel 2.6.32-431

x64

 

Debian

 

 

Debian 9.x with kernel 4.9.0-6

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

Debian 8.x with kernel 3.16.0-5

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

Debian 8.x with kernel 3.16.0-4

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

Debian 7 with kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

Oracle Linux

 

 

Oracle Linux 7.x with kernel 3.8.13.x

x64

 

Oracle Linux 7.6 with kernel 4.14.35-1818.4.5.el7uek.x86_64

x64

 

Oracle Linux 7.5 with kernel 4.1.12-124.14.2.el7uek.x86_64

x64

 

Oracle Linux 7.4 with kernel 4.1.12-112.14.1.el7uek.x86_64

x64

 

Oracle Linux 7.3 with kernel 4.1.12-61.1.18.el7uek.x86_64

x64

 

Oracle Linux 7.2 with kernel 3.8.13-98.7.1.el7uek.x86_64

x64

 

Oracle Linux 7.1 with kernel 3.8.13-55.1.6.el7uek.x86_64

x64

 

Oracle Linux 6.9 with kernel 4.1.12-61.1.28.el6uek.x86_64

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

Oracle Linux 6.8 with kernel 4.1.12-37.3.1.el6uek.x86_64

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

Oracle Linux 6.7 with kernel 3.8.13-68.3.4.el6uek.x86_64

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

Oracle Linux 6.6 with kernel 3.8.13-68.1.3.el6uek.x86_64

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

Oracle Linux 6.4 with kernel 2.6.39-400

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

 

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Advanced Platform with kernel 3.10.0-957

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Advanced Platform with kernel 3.10.0-862

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Advanced Platform with kernel 3.10.0-693

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Advanced Platform with kernel 3.10.0-514.10.2.el7

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Advanced Platform with kernel 3.10.0-229

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.32-696

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.32-573

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.32-71

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.32-279 (Update 3)

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.32-220 (Update 2)

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.18-92 (Update 2)

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.18-308 (Update 8)

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.18-274 (Update 7)

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.18-238 (Update 6)

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.18-194 (Update 5)

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.18-164 (Update 4)

x64

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform with kernel 2.6.18-128 (Update 3)

x64

 

SuSE Linux (SLES)

 

 

SuSE Linux 15 Enterprise Server with kernel 4.12.14-25.22

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

SuSE Linux 12 SP3 Enterprise Server with kernel 4.4.82-6.9

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

SuSE Linux 12 SP2 Enterprise Server with kernel 4.4.121-92.92

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

SuSE Linux 12 SP2 Enterprise Server with kernel 4.4.38-93

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

SuSE Linux 12 Enterprise Server with kernel 3.12.49-11-default (Update 1)

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

SuSE Linux 11 SP4 Enterprise Server with kernel 3.0.101-63

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

SuSE Linux 11 SP2 Enterprise Server with kernel 3.0.13-0.27-default

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

SuSE Linux 11 Enterprise Server with kernel 2.6.32.12-0.7-default

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

SuSE Linux 10 Enterprise Server with kernel 2.6.16.60-0.54.5 (Update 3)

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

SuSE Linux 10 Enterprise Server with kernel 2.6.16.60-0.21 (Update 2)

x86, x64 or compatible processors

 

SuSE Linux 10 Enterprise Server with kernel 2.6.16.46-0.12 (Update 1)

x86, x64 or compatible processors

Solaris

Solaris 11.3

x64, Sparc T/M series

 

Solaris 11.2

x64, Sparc T/M series

 

Solaris 11.0

x64, Sparc T/M series

 

Solaris 10 Update 7 or higher

x64, Sparc T/M series

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 of minimum disk space is required for installing the software.

To calculate the disk space requirements for the job results directory, see Job Results Directory Disk Space Calculation. Some agents and components require additional disk space, see Agents and Components Requiring Additional Disk Space.

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

Supported File Systems

All of the blocks in a raw or block device are backed up during block-level backups. For supported file systems, only the blocks that contain data are backed up.

The following table lists the file systems supported for each supported operating system:

File System

Operating System

CVBF

Data Blocks Backup Support

Extended 3 File System (ext3)

Linux

Yes

Yes

Extended 4 File System (ext4)

Linux

Yes

Yes

'X' File System (XFS)

Linux

Yes

Yes

Virtual FAT (vfat)

Linux

Yes

No

Journal File System (JFS2)

AIX

Yes

Yes

UNIX File System (UFS)*

Solaris

Yes

No

Veritas File System (VxFS)

Solaris, AIX

Yes

Yes

Zettabyte File System (ZFS)*

Solaris

Yes

No

Note:

  • ZFS must span the entire disk; disk slices are not supported.
  • The CVBF cache must be a UFS file system. For example, /opt/commvault/CVBF/cache.

Supported Volume Managers

  • AIX LVM
  • Linux LVM
  • VxVM

Supported Devices

  • VirtIO

DISCLAIMER

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: 5/3/2019 11:08:50 AM