System requirements for files and folders
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Enterprise Workloads Editions: βœ… Business | βœ… Enterprise | βœ… Elite

Software requirements for files and folders

Druva supports the File servers running with Windows and Linux operating systems as well as the network shares. The following table lists the supported platforms that Druva can backup and restore files and folders on.

Operating System

File System

Editions

Windows

(Standard and Enterprise editions)

New Technology File System (NTFS)

  • Windows Server 2022 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2019 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows

(Standard and Enterprise editions)

Resilient File System (ReFS) 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1

  • Windows Server 2022 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2019 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)

Windows

(Standard edition)

New Technology File System (NTFS)

Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 (64-bit)

Linux

  • Extended file system (EXT) version 3 and 4

  • XFS

  • CentOS 7.x , 8.x, and 9.x (64-bit)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.x, 8.x, 9.x (64-bit)

  • Oracle Linux 7.x, 8.x, and 9.x (64-bit)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.x, and 15.x (64-bit)

  • Amazon Linux 2

Ubuntu

Extended file system (EXT) version 3 and 4

  • Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit)

  • Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)

  • Ubuntu 20.04 (64-bit)

  • Ubuntu 22.04 (64-bit)


πŸ“ Note


​ Druva also supports the backup of files and folders on the non-VSS partitions such as FAT, FAT32, and exFAT.



πŸ“ Note


​​For File servers running on Windows operating system, Enterprise Workloads agent interacts with Volume Shadow Copy Service to back up your data. Druva recommends that you use the Microsoft Native VSS provider to successfully back up your data. If you are using any third-party VSS provider, you must configure Enterprise Workloads agents to recognize this third-party VSS provider. For more information, see Configure Enterprise Workloads agent to recognize a VSS provider.

  • For File server running on Linux operating system, Enterprise Workloads agent performs the live files and folder scan.

  • For Windows UNC shares of File server, Enterprise Workloads agent uses CIFS and SMB.

  • For Linux mounted shares of File server, Enterprise Workloads agent uses NFS.


Hardware requirements

  • CPU: 3 CPUs (Minimum)

  • RAM: 3 GB (Minimum)

  • Free space: Druva app data utilizes 2% of the total source data.

Supported browsers

  • Google Chrome 78

  • Microsoft Edge 92

  • Mozilla Firefox 70

  • Safari 14

Supported Encoding

Druva supports valid UTF-8 encoded file names and filepaths.

Ports and communication protocols for Druva

Druva communicates with your File servers to backup and restores the data from your File servers. This communication happens through ports and protocols that are secure for communication and transition of data.

Druva uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol for establishing a connection and initiating communication between Druva components and your File servers.

The following diagram depicts the ports and communication protocols that are used by Druva for secure connection and communication during the backup and restore operations.

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