File System Indexing

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    You can instruct Veeam Agent for IBM AIX to create an index of files and directories located on the Veeam Agent machine during backup. File indexing allows you to search for specific files inside Veeam Agent backups and perform 1-click restore in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

    File indexing is enabled at the job level.

    File System IndexingImportant

    Indexing mechanism does not recognize file exclusion masks. If you specify masks to exclude certain files in a file-level backup job, Veeam Agent for IBM AIX will nevertheless index all files located in the directories that have been selected for backup.

    For example, you have included the /home directory in the backup and specified the *.pdf exclusion mask. The --indexall option is enabled for the backup job. In this case, when you browse the resulting backup in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, PDF files will be displayed in the /home directory as if they were backed up.


    Requirements for File System Indexing

    The IBM AIX system must have the mlocate utility installed. The utility is provided along with Veeam Agent in the product installation media.

    File System IndexingNote

    File system indexing is optional. If you do not enable this option in the backup job settings, you will still be able to perform 1-click restore from the backup created with such backup job. For more information, see the Preparing for File Browsing and Restore section in the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager User Guide.


    Related Tasks

    Creating Backup Jobs