File System Indexing

You can instruct Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris 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 Oracle Solaris system must have the mlocate utility installed. It is provided along with the product 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 Oracle Solaris will nevertheless index all files located in the directories that have been selected for backup.

    For example, you have included the /export/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 /export/home directory as if they were backed up.


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