Q's about IBM TSM (was Re: HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history)

Paul Seniura pdseniura at techie.com
Mon Jun 28 12:25:48 PDT 2004


Excuse my butting-in, but TSM is quite important for us, too.

> It will cause us a lot of grief unless we can find an alternative way to
> run IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager.  We currently use the SCO v2 client
> which has huge warts, but runs.

Could you take time or point me to something that would
explain how to use the SCO client, please?

We'd be another bunch to add to the ibcs/svr group if it
actually works here, too.  ;)

> The linux client trips over the whole filesystem overlay thing badly and
> I'm not sure disabling that to run just the TSM client is a good idea.
> (Plus I hate the idea of maintaining custom kernel patches.)

I've had no luck, likewise, with the Linux TSM client. 
I had never considered another compatible client until
seeing your msg just now.

FWIW, our support contract with IBM does cover TSM clients,
but IBM won't consider a FreeBSD-native client despite
their supporting their MacOSX client very well & officially. 
IBM says they need more "user base" to even consider a BSD
flavor... go figure...

I'm tracking -Current via CTM etc.

> Carl.


  --  Paul Seniura
      System Specialist
      State of Okla. D.O.T.

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