Jun
20

Backing Up AFS Home Shares with Commvault

You cannot back up an Acropolis File Services (AFS) home shares with CommVault software until you change a setting on AFS. You need to let Commvault have access to the home share without the use of reparse ponts. A home share is the repository for the user’s personal files and is distributes the top-level directories across all of the file server VMs for performance and ease of management. The home share contains reparse point attributes in its top level directories to help with referrals. Since CommVault automatically skips these directories for backup because of the reparse points we make the below change.

AFS can disable reparse points for registered client(s) and reparse points is enabled for other clients which are not registered. I would list all of your proxies and media agents with this command.

Run this command on any file server VM

$ scli smbcli “backup hosts” “

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