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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager supported Novell NetWare TSAFS cluster options

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Question

Which TSAFS cluster options are supported by IBM Tivoli Storage Manager ?

Answer

The usual way to load the Novell Netware “Target Service Agents for File Systems” module

(TSAFS.NLM) for use with Tivoli Storage Manager client would be with /nocluster.
This is necessary because the Tivoli Storage Manager client does not support the full Netware cluster presentation of volumes ( \\NODE-1\CLUSTERVOLUME – \\VIRTUAL-SERVER\- )
but can identify the volume names by the first part ( \\NODE-1\CLUSTERVOLUME ).

In special cases the setting /Cluster=1 may be required, e.g. for tools which require the Cluster-Volume to be displayed via the virtual server (virtual IP address), as in the case of the Novell migration tools
(SCMT or Migration-Toolkit), To enable Tivoli Storage Manager to work without a problem despite this setting, the volumes to be backed up are explicitly taken into account by the option /ShowClusterVolumeOnNode=1. This will display volumes in the form
\\NODE-1\CLUSTERVOLUME – \\VIRTUAL-SERVER\CLUSTERVOLUME

To summarize, the Tivoli Storage Manager client on Novell NetWare supports the following combination of options for loading the TSAFS module on a NetWare cluster:
1.) TSAFS.NLM /nocluster
2.) TSAFS.NLM /Cluster=1 /ShowClusterVolumesOnNode=1

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written by Bosse