Great questions/clarification. The issue really is not what platform your agents are running on, but what platform your archives are stored on. In your situation, the same information above that connects desktops to a Windows server is the recommended solution.
So - I will repeat the comment/information from above just so it is easier to find. :)
As you now probably know, the issue is all about making sure the connection between client and server is solid and appropriately locks/unlocks the database files as they are updated/accessed.
1.The Novell Map Network Drive feature of the Novell Client is used to map a network drive from the user's workstation to a Windows Server where the archive is located.
2.The Windows Map Network Drive feature is used to map a network drive from the user's workstation to a Windows Server where the archive is located.