Block-Level Backup - Support

The following table lists the features that are supported for block-level backup.





UNIX File System




Advanced Backup/Archive Options

Data tab - Catalog

Data tab - Verify Synthetic Full

Job Retry tab

Media tab - Allow other Schedule to use Media Set

Media tab - Mark Media Full on Success

Media tab - Reserve Resources Before Scan

Media tab - Start New Media

Startup tab

Vault Tracking tab


Advanced File System iDataAgent Options

On Demand Data Protection Operation  

Restore by Jobs  

Restore Data Using a Map File

  • Only a mount point can be configured as subclient content.
  • Nested mount points are not supported. To back up nested mount points, add each nested mount point to a different subclient.
  • Enable Apple Double Support option is not supported.
  • Wildcards and soft links in the subclient content are not supported.
  • Automatic expansion of subclient content is not supported.
  • Filtering files from a backup is not supported.
  • On Demand Backup Sets are not supported for SnapProtect backup.

Alerts and Monitoring

Global Alerts

Job-Based Alerts*


Automatic Updates

Automatic Updates


Backup/Archive Options

Differential Backup

Full Backup

Incremental Backup
  • Configuring incremental backups using ctime and/or mtime is not supported.
  • Incremental backup job shows changed files if metadata collection is enabled.

Other Backup Types

Synthetic Full Backup



Browse from Copy Precedence

Browse the Latest Data

Browse Using Filters

Supported if metadata collection is enabled.

Exclude Data Before  


Supported if metadata collection is enabled.

Full Backup Transparent Browse

Image Browse

No Image Browse  

Page Size

Specify Browse Path

Specify Browse Time

Subclient Browse

Use MediaAgent

View All Versions

Supported if metadata collection is enabled.

  • Live browse is not supported from the backup set level.
  • Live browse is not supported from a snap job.
  • Browse from the backup set level is supported if metadata collection is enabled.
  • Volume-level restore is supported from the subclient level.
  • File-level restore from a snap job is supported if metadata collection is enabled.
  • The Show Deleted Items option is not supported.


Unix Cluster


Supported for Linux on Non-Veritas Cluster.

Command Line Interface

Command Line Interface


Block-level subclient creation is not supported.

CommCell Migration

CommCell Migration

  • CommCell Migration is not supported with SnapProtect backup when using Data Replicator storage array.
  • CommCell Migration is supported with Virtualize Me and 1-Touch restores.

Content Indexing

Offline Content Indexing  


Data Aging

Basic Retention Rules

Deleting a Job

Extended Retention Rules

Retaining a Job

Unique Data Aging Rules


Data Compression

Client Compression

Hardware Compression

MediaAgent Compression


Data Encryption

Data Encryption Support

Third-party Command Line Encryption Support


Data Multiplexing



Multi-streaming is supported.


MediaAgent Deduplication

Source Deduplication


Erase Backup/Archived Data

Erase Data by Browsing

Erase Stubs


Global Filters

Global Filters  



Custom Package

Decoupled Install

Remote Install

Restore Only Agents

Silent Install

Comments Non-root user install is not supported.

Job Restart - Data Protection

Not Restartable

Restarts from the Beginning

Restarts from the Beginning of the Database

Restarts from the Point-of-Failure


Job Restart - Data Recovery

Not Restartable

Restarts from the Beginning

Restarts from the Beginning of the Database

Restarts from the Point-of-Failure

Not supported for volume-level restore from snap.


List Media

List Media Associated with a Specific Backup Set or Instance

List Media Associated with Index

List Media Associated with Specific Files and/or Folders

List Media Associated with Specific Jobs

Comments List Media is not supported irrespective of selecting metadata collection.

Optimized Scan

Optimized Scan

Supported if metadata collection is enabled.

  • System mount points like var, tmp and opt are not monitored.
  • Volume-level restore is not supported if the destination volume is monitored.

Pre/Post Processes

Pre/Post Process with Data Protection and Recovery


Restore/Recover/Retrieve Destinations

Cross-Application Restores (Different Application version)

Cross-Platform Restores - Different Operating System File-level cross-platform restores to Windows are supported.

Cross-Platform Restores - Same Operating System - Different Version

In-place Restore - Same path/ destination - Same Client

Out-of-place Restore - Different path/ destination

Out-of-place Restore - Same path/ destination - Different Client

Restore Data Using a Map File Not supported for volume-level restore.

Restore to Network Drive /NFS-Mounted File System  


Restore/Recover/Retrieve Options

Automatic Detection of Regular Expressions

Filter Data From Recover Operations

Rename/ Redirect Files on Restore

Restore Data Using Wildcard Expressions

Not supported with live browse.

Restore Data with Pre/Post Processes

Restore from Copies

Skip Errors and Continue

Not supported for volume-level restore.

Use Exact Index

Use MediaAgent

  • File-level restore is not supported for files with long path names.

  • Impersonate user option is not supported for volume-level browse.

  • Monitor the progress of the job in the Job Controller.

  • To view details of the restore job, see Restore Job History.

Restore/Recover/Retrieve Overwrite Options

Overwrite Files

Overwrite if file on media is newer

Restore only if target exists

Unconditional Overwrite

Unconditionally overwrite only if target is a DataArchiver stub


Schedule Policy

Agent Specific Data Protection Schedule Policy

All Agent Types Schedule Policy


Storage Policies

Incremental Storage Policy*  

Standard Storage Policies


Snap storage policy is required.

Subclient Policies

Subclient Policy



Unix/Linux - Local

Unix/Linux - Silent

Upgrade from the CommCell Console


User Administration and Security

Backup Set/Archive Set