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IBM Spectrum Protect server-supported file systems

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Question

What files systems are supported by the IBM Spectrum Protect server?

Answer

The file systems that IBM Spectrum Protect supports are displayed in the following table.
Tip: The product now known as IBM Spectrum Protect™ was named IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager in releases earlier than Version 7.1.3. To learn more about the rebranding transition, see technote 1963634.

Operating system
Supported file system
AIX
  • IBM Spectrum Scale™1
  • Enhanced Journaled File System (JFS2)
  • NFS2 (not recommended for the server database)
  • VxFS
HP-UX
  • HP JFS3 (VxFS)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • IBM Spectrum Scale1
  • ext3
  • ext44
  • VERITAS File System (VxFS)
  • NFS2 (not recommended for the server database)
  • xfs (not supported for the server database)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
(SLES)
  • IBM Spectrum Scale1
  • ext3
  • VERITAS File System (VxFS)
  • NFS2 (not recommended for the server database)
  • xfs (not supported for the server database)
Solaris
  • UNIX File System (UFS)
  • ZFS
  • VxFS
Windows
  • IBM Spectrum Scale1
  • NTFS
  • CIFS
  • Resilient File System (ReFS)5
Notes:
  • 1 IBM Spectrum Scale was formerly known as IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™). For more information, see IBM Spectrum Scale.
  • 2 Configuration requirements and restrictions apply to the NFS file system when it is used with IBM Spectrum Protect. For more information, see IBM Spectrum Protect server support for NFS.
  • 3 HP JFS on HP-UX is an OEM version of VxFS.
  • 4 The ext4 file system cannot be used for Tivoli Storage Manager Version 6 server databases. This restriction applies to all releases of V6.
  • 5 ReFS can be used only for storage devices that use directory-container storage pools, container-copy storage pools, cloud-container storage pools, or storage pools with FILE or DISK device classes. You cannot use ReFS to store active data, archived data, or database backups.

For additional support and requirement information by operating system, use the following search query link:

http://www.ibm.com/support/search.wss?q=requirements%20and%20support

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager
Server

Software version: All Supported Versions

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1902417

Modified date: 13 March 2017


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