Been looking at the Last Access Time setting in netware, which is being
reset by the backup software after every run. A rep from the backup
software firm says they have duplicated this in their lab, so this is
Behaviour As Designed in their opinion.

However, I note from and
similar that they list

6.Ability to preserve file access date and time

as a "feature" of the TSAFS - in which case - is there any way to activate
this feature, is it simply that TSAFS allows you to update the LA datetime
stamp (so the backup vendor is expected to restore this setting after
backup of the file, as some other posts to this group have said) or is
there some poorly-documented switch that causes TSAFS accesses to files to
not impact this value?