File System Indexing

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 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.

Consider the following about file system indexing:

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

If you upgrade to Veeam Agent for IBM AIX version 4.1 and you have the mlocate utility provided with one of the previous versions of Veeam Agent for IBM AIX installed in your system, you must replace the existing mlocate utility with the mlocate utility provided with Veeam Agent 4.1 in the product installation media.

For more information on installing the mlocate utility, see Installing Prerequisite Software.

  • File indexing is enabled at the backup job level.
  • 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.


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