[OpenAFS] Using TSM with AFS.

Thomas Kula kula@tproa.net
Fri, 1 Feb 2008 09:39:33 -0500

On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 10:55:26AM +0100, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> But; we would like to do real volume backups in TSM and store 
> generations of files etc, which seems
> to be quite difficult as it works right now.

Coincidentially, a co-worker and I were musing over something
very similar about a week ago. The vos dump format isn't all
that difficult to understand (I was stuck at figuring out the
directory file format when I last worked on it several months
ago, but I think even that would make sense --- well, be 
understandable in short time). Because of the way I do afs
backups at home, I've had a desire to 'synthesize' dump files,
and started on some python code to pull useful info out of
dump files. We were talking about this and I realized that
it would be possible to do much like you are describing above.
TSM did cross my mind (since I've also been stuck in TSM land
for the past nine months), although I wasn't necessarily 
planning on trying to shove stuff into it.

Since our backups at work are working well enough I doubt
I'd ever get around to doing anything with shoving stuff
into TSM, although the stuff I eventually plan on finishing
might be useful.

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