System Requirements for Linux

Updated

Verify that your environment meets the system requirements for the Linux file system.

Operating System

Important: Use the most recent version of the operating system that is listed. The Commvault software fully supports the most recent version of an operating system, until the vendor ends support. More recent versions of the Commvault software might not install on operating systems that are not supported by the vendor anymore. For information about the support lifecycle of an operating system, contact the vendor.

Linux

Important: If you have SELinux enabled on the client computer, create the SELinux policy module as a root user before performing a backup. The SELinux Development package must be installed on the client.

Operating system

Processor architecture

AlmaLinux 8.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Amazon Linux AMI 2018.03

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Amazon Linux AMI 2017.03

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Amazon Linux release 2 (Karoo)

You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on the ARM64 platform.

  • x86

  • x64

  • ARM64

  • Compatible processors

Asianux 4

x64

Debian 11.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 10.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 9.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 8.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 7.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 6.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Debian 5.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

EulerOS 2.0 SP3

x64

EulerOS 2.0 SP2

x64

Fedora release 32 with glibc 2.31.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora Release 31 with glibc 2.30.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 30 with glibc 2.29.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 29 with glibc 2.28.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 28 with glibc 2.27.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 27 with glibc 2.26.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 26 with glibc 2.25.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 25 with glibc 2.24.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 24 with glibc 2.23.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 23 with glibc 2.22.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 22 with glibc 2.21.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 21 with glibc 2.20.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 20 with glibc 2.18.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 19 with glibc 2.17.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 18 with glibc 2.16.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 17 with glibc 2.15.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 16 with glibc 2.14.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 15 with glibc 2.13.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 14 with glibc 2.13.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 13 with glibc 2.12.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 12 with glibc 2.11.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 11 with glibc 2.10.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 10 with glibc 2.9.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 9 with glibc 2.8.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Fedora release 8 with glibc 2.7.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Gentoo with glibc 2.12.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Gentoo with glibc 2.6.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Gentoo with glibc 2.9.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Kylin V10

x64

NeoKylin Linux 7.6

x64

NeoKylin Linux 7.4

x64

NeoKylin Linux 6.5

x64

OpenSuSE Leap 42.3 with glibc 2.22

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE Leap 15.x with glibc 2.26 or later

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE Tumbleweed with glibc 2.33 or later

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 13.2 with glibc 2.19

x64

OpenSuSE 13.1 with glibc 2.18

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 12.x with glibc 2.14 or later

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 11.3 with glibc 2.11.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 11.2 with glibc 2.10.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 11.1 with glibc 2.9.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

OpenSuSE 11.0 with glibc 2.8.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Oracle Linux 8.x with glibc 2.28.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Oracle Linux 7.x with glibc 2.17.x or a more recent version

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Oracle Linux 6.x with glibc 2.12.x or a more recent version

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Oracle Linux 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

CentOS 8.x Linux with glibc 2.28.x

You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on the ARM64 platform.

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

CentOS 8.x Stream with glibc 2.28.x

You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on the ARM64 platform.

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x with glibc 2.28.x

You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on the ARM64 or Power PC platform.

  • x64

  • Power PC

  • ARM64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.x with glibc 2.17.x or a more recent version

You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on the ARM64 or Power PC platform.

  • x86

  • x64

  • PowerPC

  • ARM64

  • Compatible processors

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12.x

x86

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12-1.25.x or a more recent version

x64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • PowerPC

  • Compatible processors

Rocky Linux 8.x

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Scientific Linux SL 5.x with glibc 2.5.x

x64

Scientific Linux 7.x

x64

Scientific Linux 6.x

x64

Slackware 14.0 with glibc 2.15.x

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Source Mage 0.10

x86

SuSE Linux 15 (Initial Release/SP1 and later SPs) with glibc 2.26.x and higher

  • x86

  • x64

  • PowerPC

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 12 (Initial Release/SP1 and later SPs) with glibc 2.19.x or a more recent version

  • x86

  • x64

  • PowerPC

  • Compatible processors

SuSE Linux 11 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4) with glibc 2.9.x and later

Download and install the mandatory patches from the SuSE site for SLES 11 SP4 running on Power PC.

Ubuntu 21.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 20.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 19.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 19.04

You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on the ARM64 platform.

  • x86

  • x64

  • ARM64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 18.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

You cannot back up and restore ACLs for Linux on the ARM64 platform.

  • x86

  • x64

  • ARM64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 17.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 17.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 15.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 15.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 14.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 13.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 13.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 12.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 11.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 11.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 9.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 9.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 8.10

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Ubuntu 8.04

  • x86

  • x64

  • Compatible processors

Z-Linux

Operating system

Processor architecture

Linux on zSeries (System z9/z10)

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

SuSE Linux 15 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2) Enterprise Server

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

SuSE Linux 12 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4/SP5) Enterprise Server

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

SuSE Linux 11 (Initial Release/SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4) Enterprise Server

  • s390x 64-bit, with 31-bit runtime libraries installed

  • s390 31-bit

Hard Drive

Component

Space required

Software

1 GB

Tmp folder

1024 MB

Job results folder

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

Log folder (by default, /var/log)

500 MB

Clustering

If clustering is supported by the operating system, you can install the software on a cluster. For information about supported cluster types, see Support for Cluster Configuration.

Memory (RAM)

  • 2 GB or more

  • An additional 1.5 GB for every 500,000 folders in the backup data

Net-Tools Package

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7.1 computers, make sure to install the net-tools package.

PowerPC Processor

Commvault supports both of the 64-bit PowerPC architectures: ppc64 (or "big endian") and ppc64le (or "little endian").

Note:

  • For operating systems versions that support the PowerPC architecture, refer to the supported operating systems table above.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.x with glibc 2.12.x on PowerPC architecture is not supported effective version 11. For more information about deprecated platforms, see End-of-Life, Deprecated and Extended Support - Platforms.

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

Miscellaneous

Use Commvault Driver Modules on a Linux Computer with UEFI Secure Boot Option Enabled

If the UEFI Secure Boot option is enabled on the Linux computer, Commvault keys must be enrolled in the MOK (Machine Owner Key) list stored in the UEFI NVRAM so that the kernel recognizes the signature of the Commvault driver modules. See Use Commvault Driver Modules on a Linux Computer with UEFI Secure Boot Option Enabled.

Supported Disks

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is supported.

Linux File Systems That Are Supported

  • Azure Netapp Files (ANF) Service

  • B-tree File System (Btrfs)

  • Fraunhofer FS (FhGFS or BeeGFS)

  • Extended 2 File System (ext2)

  • Extended 3 File System (ext3)

  • Extended 4 File System (ext4)

  • Fujitsu Exabyte File System (FEFS)

  • General Parallel File System (GPFS)

  • Global File System (GFS/GFS2)

  • GlusterFS File System (GlusterFS): Backups and restores run on the Gluster client

  • Lustre File System (Clustered File System)

  • Moose File System (MooseFS)

  • Novell Storage Services (NSS): You can use the Linux File System agent to protect the NSS volumes. For NSS volumes to preserve the trustee information and permissions, you must enable the Linux extended attributes (XAttr) option prior to running a backup job. For more information on enabling the XAttr option, see the Novell documentation site. At the time of restore, you must select the Restore ACLs option to restore the trustee information and permissions along with the data.

  • Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS2)

  • Oracle ASM Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS)

  • Panasas ActiveScale File System (PanFS)

  • Reiser File System (reiserfs)

  • VERITAS File System (VxFS)

  • VERITAS Cluster File System (VxCFS)

  • X9000 IBRIX File System (IBRIXFS) 6.x

'X' File System (XFS)

Supported Volume Managers

  • Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) 5.0 or higher

  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

What Is Backed Up

Regular files and directories, including the following, are backed up:

  • Files that have holes

  • Raw device files

  • Files that have advisory locks

  • A maximum path level of 10 symbolic links pointing to each raw device

  • Files that have names that contain non-ASCII characters, if the appropriate locales are set

  • Shares that have Macintosh file system data

  • Symbolic links that are browsed or manually added to the data contents

  • Files that have a file path or a file name that contains more than 1023 characters

Note: By default, files that have a mandatory lock are not backed up. To back up these files, see Configuring Backups for Locked Files.

DISCLAIMER

Third-party maintenance (minor) releases or feature releases 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 feature releases. In some cases, these minor releases or feature releases affect how the Commvault software works. Commvault software may experience changes in functionality as the result of the third-party minor release or feature releases. 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 feature releases are compatible with the Commvault software.

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