Configuring ACFS Snapshots as Subclient Content

You can configure ACFS Snapshots as your subclient content.

Before You Begin

  • Create a pre-process script to delete any existing ACFS snapshot and create a new snapshot.


    rem delete the existing snapshot
    E:\oracle\grid\bin\acfsutil snap delete windows_acfs_snap
    rem create the new snapshot
    E:\Oracle\ASM_DATA\ORADATA E:\oracle\grid\bin\acfsutil snap create windows_acfs_snap E:\Oracle\ASM_DATA\ORADATA


    /bin/sh SNAP_NAME=cv_acfs_snap
    date >> $LOG_FILE
    acfsutil snap delete $SNAP_NAME $ACFS_PATH >> $LOG_FILE 2>&1
    acfsutil snap create $SNAP_NAME $ACFS_PATH >> $LOG_FILE 2>&1
    exit $?


  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers > client > File System.
  2. Right-click the backup_set, point to All Tasks, and then click New Subclient.

    The Create New Subclient dialog box is displayed.

  3. On the General tab, in the Subclient Name box, type the name for the subclient.
  4. On the Content tab, add the path to the new snapshot.
    1. Click Add Paths.
    2. In the Add Paths dialog box, type the path to the new snapshot.

      For a Windows example, the path is "E:\Oracle\ASM_DATA\ORADATA\.ACFS\snaps\windows_acfs_snap".

      For a UNIX example, the path is "/oracle/acfs/.ACFS/snap/cv_acfs_snap".

    3. Click OK.
  5. Optional: On the Pre/Post-Processing tab, in the PreBackup Command box, type the full path name for the script.
  6. On the Storage Device tab, in the Storage Policy list, click a storage policy name to associate with the subclient.

    Tip: To create a new storage policy, click Create Storage Policy and follow the instructions in the storage policy creation wizard. 

    For information on storage policy creation, see Storage Policy - Getting Started.

  7. Click OK to close the Create New Subclient dialog box.