It uses the Virtual File Services (Originally called Virtual File Services for NetWare) which were ported over to Linux. The SDK for this API set can be downloaded from http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/Virtual_File_Services_for_NetWare. The objective of the tool is to display detailed information about a specified Linux NSS Pool Snapshot using XML as specified in the VFS for NetWare specification. It is intended to be used as a sample script for developers that may want to use the VFS API set to view and manage storage.
How to Use the file:
linuxGetPoolSnapshotInfo.pl is a Perl script. So Perl must be installed and running on the Linux server that this file is being loaded on. NSS must be installed to get the VFS support.
To run the perl script type:
perl linuxGetPoolSnapshotInfo.pl SNAP_NAME
where SNAP_NAME is the name of the Pool Snapshot.
perl linuxGetPoolSnapshotInfo.pl NSSPOOL_SNAP
ran:/a # perl linuxGetPoolSnapshotInfo.pl SNAP
file is now open
File Name: +</_admin/Manage_NSS/manage.cmd
Request Sent: <virtualIO><datastream name="command"/></virtualIO><nssRequest>
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.