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System Requirements

Windows. Your computer must meet the following system requirements in order to effectively utilize the LiveVault Service.

Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit (Standard and Enterprise, in regular and Server Core modes) Hyper-V not supported.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit and 64-bit (Standard, Enterprise, Web Edition or Small Business Server, with Service Pack 1 or better or hotfix 887827)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, Advanced Server, or Server Appliance Kit with Service Pack 4 or later) Note: Clusters are not supported on Windows 2000.
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium 32-bit and 64-bit
  • VMWare ESX 2.5.3, 3.0, and 3.5 Guest Operating Systems (Hosts not supported)
Microsoft Exchange awareness
  • Microsoft Exchange 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 SP1 or higher
Browser Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or newer), 1024.768 resolution
File System
  • FAT32 and NTFS or NTFS 5.0 with Windows 2000
  • NTFS or NTFS 5.0 with Windows 2003
Note: LiveVault does not support Direct File System drives (or the RAW file system) but does support EFS and compressed files.
CPU
  • 1GHz or faster CPU technology
Note: After initial backup completes, LiveVault CPU usage is generally less than 5%. Actual CPU usage depends on processor speed and data load.
Additional RAM 128 MB of free memory under normal load
Available Disk Space 5% or 300 MB free disk space (whichever is greater; typically 5%) on each partition with backed up data
Maximum Single File Size 100GB
Maximum Data Protected
Operating System Maximum Data Protected
Windows 2000 SP4 and SR-1 250GB
Windows Server 2003 pre-SP1 100GB
Windows Server 2003 SP1 500GB
Windows Server 2008 500GB

Linux and Solaris. Your computer must meet the following system requirements in order to effectively utilize the LiveVault Service. In addition, please review the notes about Linux and Solaris following the table.

Operating System
  • Sun Solaris 9 and 10, 32-bit (for Sparc architecture only)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3, 4, 32-bit (for x86 architecture only)
  • SUSE Linux 10.0, 32-bit
Browser Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or newer), 1024.768 resolution
File System
  • Sun Solaris: UFS
  • Red Hat: ext2 and ext3
  • SUSE Linux ReiserFS
CPU
  • UltraSparc IIi 270mHz
  • Pentium compatible 200mHz
Note: After initial backup completes, LiveVault CPU usage is generally less than 5%. Actual CPU usage depends on processor speed and data load.
Additional RAM
  • 256MB of free memory under normal load for Solaris
  • 256MB of free memory under normal load for Linux
Available Disk Space 5% free disk space
Maximum Single File Size 100GB
Maximum Data Protected 100GB

Notes About Protecting Linux and Solaris Systems

The LiveVault Service on Linux and Solaris has some differences from the Service on Windows.

All users of the Linux or Solaris LiveVault agent should be aware of the following points:

  • Linux and Solaris do not exclusively open files, so it is possible to backup any file at any time. However, it probably does not make sense to do so; the backup may get an inconsistent version of the open file. To allow for backup of databases and other open files, the user interface provides a pre- and post- processing feature. If you have databases being backed up today, you either close the databases before backing them up, or you have a procedure that interacts with the database to allow backup of consistent data. You will want to use the same mechanism with LiveVault.