Novell Storage Management Services (SMS) is an API framework consumed by backup applications to provide a complete backup solution. The SMS framework is implemented by two main components:
Storage Management Data Requester (SMDR)
Target Service Agent (TSA)
The TSA for the eDirectory (tsands) services eDirectory targets and provides an implementation of the Novell Storage Management Services API for the directory trees. Applications can be written on top of SMS API to provide a complete backup solution.
The TSA for NDS is supported in Linux.