Overview - OES File System iDataAgent


The OES File System iDataAgent is a backup and restore vehicle for NSS file system data (i.e., files and directories) residing on OES computer systems. This File System iDataAgent is just one of several iDataAgents that provide backup and restore support for different kinds of data in what is often a heterogeneous network environment.

Supported Data Types

To secure a GroupWise database, you may use the OES File System iDataAgent. Any other agent (e.g., Windows File System iDataAgent) cannot be used to secure a GroupWise database.

Note that to secure a GroupWise database using the OES File System iDataAgent, Novell's TSAFS.NLM must be loaded with the EnableGW switch.

Data Protection Operations for the following data types are supported by the OES File System iDataAgent:

  • NSS Volumes
  • All types of namespaces

All other File Systems Supported by the OES Linux Operating System should be protected by the Linux File System iDataAgent.

You can also use the Linux File System iDataAgent to protect the NSS volumes. However, the Linux File System iDataAgent does not back up trustee information and permissions by default. 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.

GroupWise 2012

By default, the OES File System iDataAgent backs up GroupWise 2012 databases that reside on NSS volumes. To secure GroupWise 2012 databases residing on non-NSS volumes create a new subclient and configure it to point to the exact path of the GroupWise 2012 databases. For more information, see Creating a Subclient to Backup GroupWise 2012 Databases.

Tree Levels in the OES File System iDataAgent

When the OES File System iDataAgent is installed, the following levels are automatically created in the CommCell Browser.

krusty: Client

OES File System: Agent

defaultBackupSet:  Backup Sets

default: Subclients

License Requirement

To perform a data protection operation using this Agent a specific Product License must be available in the CommServe® Server.

Review general license requirements included in License Administration. Also, View All Licenses provides step-by-step instructions on how to view the license information.