[OpenAFS] openafs and tivoli backup client

Kevin Sumner ksumner@email.unc.edu
Thu, 02 Apr 2009 13:41:20 -0400

TSM 6.1 was released last week.  We're using the butc plugin for AFS right now 
with 5.4, though we hope to upgrade to something newer in the not-too-distant 

Kevin Sumner
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Russ Allbery wrote:
> "Christopher D. Clausen" <cclausen@acm.org> writes:
>> Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:
>>> Not any more.  Tivoli dropped support for AFS.  We have old binaries
>>> that we're still using because they've not broken the API (yet), but I
>>> don't think we're allowed to give them out, and they're not really a
>>> long-term solution for anyone anyway.
>> I'm fairly certain the TSM 5.1 client here has AFS support (as I use it
>> now):
>> ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/storage/tivoli-storage-management/maintenance/client/v5r1/AIX/AIX32bit/v517/
> Oh, I didn't realize they still had the 5.1 client available.  Yes, that
> approach will work for the time being if that comes with the *.afs binary.
> Note, though, that the current version of Tivoli is 5.5, and I'm fairly
> sure that later versions no longer include AFS support.  We've been told
> by IBM that they do not support it and eventually it will break.