Network Share Archiving

The Commvault file archiving solution for network share enables you to move data to a secondary storage and use it to function as an archive copy.

The data access node that initiates recall operations uses a Common Internet File System (CIFS) connection to access data residing on the file server.

What Is Archived

Files that reside on the network share file server.

The subclient filter does not filter the MediaAgent disk library mount paths from the subclient content. You must specify the volumes that contain disk library mount paths for subclient filter, else the entire disk library will be archived.

What Is Not Archived

The following file types and objects are automatically filtered from the archive operations by the system and are not archived.

  • Install folder
  • Job Results folder
  • Index cache folder
  • Log files folder
  • Windows system32 folder
  • Alias mount points to drive letter volumes*
  • Unix data residing on a Windows NFS share
  • Files with attributes of encrypted or sparse
  • Files with attributes of hidden and system
  • Files with extended attributes

Files Excluded from Archiving (Stubbing)

  • *.dll
  • *.bat
  • *.exe
  • *.cur
  • *.ico
  • *.lnk


The network share archiving feature supports any UNC path, except for Celerra file server UNC paths. For more information on backup and archive operations for CIFS or NFS shares and UNC paths, see Data Protection for NFS Shares, CIFS Shares, and UNC Paths.


Last modified: 6/24/2019 6:48:16 AM