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

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Tue Jun 29 07:31:07 PDT 2004

In the last episode (Jun 29), Daniel Lang said:
> Paul Seniura wrote on Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 02:25:27PM -0500:
> [..]
> > Excuse my butting-in, but TSM is quite important for us, too.
> [..]
> > 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 once polled users to get feedback about the demand for a BSD
> client. Although I thought I got impressive numbers, the "offer" we
> received was a joke (they would have charged 125,000 EUR for the port
> of a 5.x client, support for this client would have cost another
> 25000 EUR and there would have been no updates to future versions).
> However, if you would like to make another attempt, I can send you
> the E-Mail responses I have collected so far, to show them, that
> there is some demand.

Casually mention that Veritas NetBackup supports FreeBSD and you were
wondering what the migration path might be :)

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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