Modifying a File System Subclient

Subclients contain information about what data files and folders are backed up. You can modify subclients to back up specific data files and folders.

Before You Begin

Review the following considerations for the Follow Mount Points option:

  • For new subclients that you create in Commvault Platform Release 2023E (11.32) or later, the Follow Mount Points toggle is displayed by default.

  • For subclients that are upgraded to Commvault Platform Release 2023E, the Follow Mount Points option is set to Inherit from Schedule by default and honors the schedule policy level configuration.

    You can change the Follow Mount Points option to either ON or OFF. After you select either of the new options, the Inherit from Schedule value will not be available.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > File servers.

    The Overview page appears.

  2. Go to the File servers tab, and then click the file server.

    The file server page appears.

  3. Go to the Subclients tab and click the subclient.

    The subclient Overview page appears.

  4. In the Content section, click Edit.

    The Add/Edit content dialog box appears.

  5. To specify the content to be backed up, enable the Define your own backup content slider.

  6. Click Add to select or exclude the content to be backed up.

  7. Use Impersonate user to use a saved user credential to access the file system.

    • Click Edit against Impersonation account.

      The Impersonate user dialog box appears.

    • From the Credential list, select the user credential.

  8. Use the Follow mount points slider to the turn the option ON or OFF.

  9. Click Save.