Prerequisites for file systems

All prerequisites for using IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus with file systems must be met before you start protecting your resources.

Requirements for working with file systems with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus are available here, File system requirements.

Note: The user ID for registering Windows file servers can be set up with one of the following Windows configurations:
  • The Local System Administrator user account with the User Account Control (UAC) security component set to Disabled. With this user you must open the Windows system Control Panel > User Account Control Settings, and move the slider to Never notify.
  • A user who is a member of the Local Administrator Group with the Admin Approval Mode security policy setting disabled. With this user, you must open the Windows system Local Security Policy. From the Security Settings menu, choose Local Policies > Security Options > User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode policy, and set this option to Disabled. Ensure that your Local Administrator Group includes the Log on as Service policy option.

Space prerequisites

Ensure that you have enough space on the machine that hosts the file system you are protecting. For more information about space requirements, see Space requirements for protecting file systems. When you are restoring data to an alternative location, allow for extra space. No files are overwritten during the restore process. When files of identical names are found, both copies are retained.