V11 SP8

Performing IBM i File System Agent Full Backups

Use this procedure to perform a full backup of the IBM i File System Agent client.

A full backup is the most comprehensive backup and is the baseline for incremental backups. For more information on full backups, see Full Backups.

Supported Full Backup Data

The table defines the default data that the backup includes.

Data Object Backed Up
File Systems Yes
Network File Systems (NFS) No
Common Internet File System (CIFS) No
Files with names containing non-ASCII characters as long as the appropriate locales are set Yes
Locked files No

Before You Begin


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > Proxy Client File System > backup_set.
  2. Right-click the subclient and then click Backup.

    The Backup Options dialog box appears.

  3. Select the backup type and job initiation:
    1. In the Backup Type section, select Full.
    2. In the Job Initiation section, specify whether to run the backup now or if it will be scheduled.

      Note: If you selected Schedule, set up the schedule.

      For information on configuring a backup schedule, see Schedule Backups.

  4. Optional: To set advanced backup options, click Advanced.

    For information on the available backup options, see Advanced Backup Options.

  5. Click OK.

You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller. When the backup has completed, the Job Controller displays Completed.

Once your backup job is complete, you can view the backup job history. For more information, see Job History.