Mac OS X operating systemsOracle Solaris operating systemsLinux operating systemsAIX operating systems

Maximum file size for operations

The maximum file size depends on the type of a file system. The backup-archive client does not check any file size limit during backup, archive, restore, or retrieve operations.

If the file system allows creation of the file, the client backs up or archives the file.

The following table specifies the maximum file sizes for the native file systems on UNIX and Linux client platforms.

Table 1. Maximum file size
Platform Max file size (in bytes)
AIX operating systemsAIX® 6.1 (JFS2) size limitations AIX operating systems
Maximum JFS2 file system size: 32 TB
Maximum JFS2 file size: 16 TB
Minimum JFS2 file system size: 16 MB
Linux operating systemsAll Linux clients Linux operating systems9 223 372 036 854 775 807 (8 EB-1)
Mac OS X operating systemsMac OS X Mac OS X operating systems
HFS - 2 147 485 648 (2GB)
HFS+, HFSX, XSAN, and UFS -  
9 223 372 036 854 775 808 (8EB)
Oracle Solaris operating systemsSolaris Oracle Solaris operating systems1 099 511 627 775 (1 TB-1)
Oracle Solaris operating systemsSolaris (ZFS) Oracle Solaris operating systems18 446 744 073 709 551 616 (16 EB)