The ZFS file system designed by Sun Microsystems for the Solaris Operating System is not officially supported by the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Linux and Unix Servers (RALUS)

Article:TECH66402  |  Created: 2009-01-02  |  Updated: 2014-02-03  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH66402
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Technical Solution


Issue



The ZFS file system designed by Sun Microsystems for the Solaris Operating System is not officially supported by the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Linux and Unix Servers (RALUS)


Solution



The features of ZFS include support for high storage capacities, integration of the concepts of filesystem and volume management, snapshots and copy-on-write clones, continuous integrity checking and automatic repair, RAID-Z and native NFSv4 ACLs. ZFS is implemented as open-source software, licensed under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL).

Unlike traditional file systems, which reside on single devices and thus require a volume manager to use more than one device, ZFS filesystems are built on top of virtual storage pools called zpools. A zpool is constructed of virtual devices (vdevs), which are themselves constructed of block devices: files, hard drive partitions, or entire drives, with the last being the recommended usage.  

ZFS is part of Sun's own Solaris operating system and is thus available on both SPARC and x86-based systems. Since the code for ZFS is open source, a port to other operating systems and platforms can be produced without Sun's involvement.

As of now, ZFS is not officially supported by any version of Backup Exec RALUS and only partial, limited support can be provided for issues with installing the agent, backups, or restores.

 
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