Default backup and restore job options for Macintosh systems

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Default backup and restore job options for Macintosh systems

You can set default backup and restore job options for all jobs on Macintosh systems.

See Editing the default backup and restore options for Macintosh systems.

Table: Default backup and restore job options for Macintosh systems

Item

Description

Preserve change time

Prevents the Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems (Remote Agent) from changing an object's attributes when a backup occurs. An object is a file or a directory.

This option is not selected by default.

During a backup, Backup Exec preserves an object's last access timestamp by resetting the last access timestamp to the value before the backup occurred. When Backup Exec modifies the object's last access timestamp, the operating system internally updates the object's ctime.

An object's ctime is the time when an object's attributes, such as permissions and timestamps, have been modified. If the Remote Agent does not change the attributes after a backup, the object's ctime is not changed.

This option does not affect the attributes of the object that are set during restore operations.

 

Follow local mount points

Lets Backup Exec follow local mount points to back up data.

This option is enabled by default.

For more information on local mount points, see your operating system's documentation.

Follow remote mount points

Lets Backup Exec follow remote mount points to back up data.

This option is not selected by default.

When you use this option, the following limitations apply:

  • The data that is mounted must reside on a system that Backup Exec supports.

    You can find a list of supported operating systems, platforms, and applications at the following URL:

    Software Compatibility List

  • If the mount point leads to an operating system that Backup Exec does not support, contact the operating system's vendor to resolve any issues.

For more information on remote mount points, see your operating system's documentation.

Back up contents of soft-linked directories

Backs up the contents of directories that are linked using soft links.

You must select the directory that contains the soft links. If you select only the soft link, then only the link is backed up. The data to which the link points is not backed up. You can create a single directory that contains the soft links to data that you want to back up. Then, select this option to back up this single directory.

Caution:

Linux, UNIX, and Macintosh computers use many soft-links, some of which may point to parent directories. In these cases, use of this option can cause data to get backed up twice, and can cause backup jobs to continue indefinitely.

For more information on soft-linked directories, see your operating system's documentation.

Backup method for eDirectory

Displays a backup method for backing up eDirectory data for Novell OES on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Note:

This option is not supported for Macintosh systems.

See Novell Open Enterprise Server components that are supported for backup .

Lock remote files

Lets the Remote Agent have exclusive access to the files on the remote servers that are connected through Network File System (NFS). Locking remote files prevents other applications from modifying the data during the backup or restore job.



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