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Linux ADSM Mini-Howto

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Author: Thomas Koening
Published: 1997
Language: English
Wordcount: 678 / 3 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 121.2
LoC Category: TX
Downloads: 1,479
Added to site: 2008.05.15 20903

This document describes how to install and use a client for the commercial ADSM backup system for Linux/i386.

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ADSM is a network-based backup system, sold by IBM, in use at many organizations. There are clients for a large variety of systems (different UNIX brands, Windows, Novell, Mac, Windows NT). Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, there is no native Linux version.

You will have to use the SCO binary, and install the iBCS2-emulator for running ADSM. This description is for ADSM v2r1.

At the time if this writing, I am only aware of a version which works with the i386 version of Linux.

2. Installing the iBCS module

The iBCS2 module is available from If you are running kernel version 1.2.13, get ibcs-1.2-950721.tar.gz, unpac it and apply the patches ibcs-1.2-950808.patch1 and ibcs-1.2-950828.patch2. You can then type "make" and install the iBCS modlue with "insmod".

For a 2.0 kernel version, get



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