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Prerequisites for File servers

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This topic contains the following sections:

Prerequisites

Before setting up Druva to back up your files and folder, review the following requirements:

  • You are logged in as an administrator to the server that you want to back up.
  • Click Download on the Register New Server page to download the Hybrid Workloads agent installer on your server. The installer is available on the Druva Downloads page.
  • Ensure that Local System Account has read and write permissions for all the files and folders you configure for backup.
  • If you plan to create a new content rule at the time of configuration, read About File server content rule to know the best practices for creating content rules. 
  • If you plan to create a new backup policy at the time of configuration, read About File server backup policies to know the best practices for creating backup policies. 

Supported operating systems

Druva supports the File servers running with Windows and Linux operating systems as well as the network shares. The following table lists the supported platforms that Druva can backup and restore files and folders on.

Operating System

File System

Editions

Windows

(Standard and Enterprise editions)

 

New Technology File System (NTFS)

 

  • Windows Server 2022 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2019 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit) 
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit) 
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows

(Standard and Enterprise editions)

 

Resilient File System (ReFS) 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1

 

  • Windows Server 2022 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2019 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit) 
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit) 
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)

Windows

(Standard edition)

New Technology File System (NTFS)

Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 (64-bit)

Linux

 

  • Extended file system (EXT) version 3 and 4
  • XFS
  • CentOS 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5,  7.6, 7.8 , and 8.3 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.8, and 8.3 (64-bit)
  • Oracle Linux 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.4, 12.2, and 12.4 LTS (64-bit)
  • Amazon Linux 2

Ubuntu

 

Extended file system (EXT) version 3 and 4

 

  • Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 20.04

Note: Druva also supports the backup of files and folders on the non-VSS partitions such as FAT, FAT32, and exFAT. 

Note: For File servers running on Windows operating system, Hybrid Workloads agent interacts with Volume Shadow Copy Service to back up your data. Druva recommends that you use the Microsoft Native VSS provider to successfully back up your data. If you are using any third-party VSS provider, you must configure Hybrid Workloads agents to recognize this third-party VSS provider. For more information, see Configure Hybrid Workloads agent to recognize a VSS provider.

  • For File server running on Linux operating system, Hybrid Workloads agent performs the live files and folder scan.
  • For Windows UNC shares of File server, Hybrid Workloads agent uses CIFS and SMB.
  • For Linux mounted shares of File server, Hybrid Workloads agent uses NFS.

Hardware requirements

  • CPU: 3 CPUs (Minimum)
  • RAM: 3 GB (Minimum)
  • Free space: Druva app data utilizes 2% of the total source data.

Supported browsers

  • Google Chrome 78
  • Microsoft Edge 92
  • Mozilla Firefox 70
  • Safari 14

Network requirements