Novell Storage Management Services (SMS) provide backup, restore, and data migration services for NSS volumes. For information, see the following:
NBACKUP Utility for OES Linux (nbackup(1)). The nbackup utility is included in the novell-sms RPM file under /opt/novell/sms/bin. It can be used to back up and restore NSS and non-NSS volumes by using the SMS framework. It backs up and restores NSS metadata, which includes file system trustees and trustee rights information. Trustees on NSS volumes are tied to NetIQ eDirectory users and objects, so you need to protect eDirectory in addition to backing up data. The man page for nbackup provides further details on its usage.
Related utilities and configuration files include the following:
Encrypted NSS volumes store user data in encrypted format on the NSS volume, yet work transparently with most applications, NLM programs, and backup utilities that currently work with NSS.
SMS backs up and restores compressed files in their compressed state. It does not compress uncompressed files for backup; they are stored and restored in their uncompressed state.