[OpenAFS] Current OpenAFS Backup Recommendations

Holger Rauch holger.rauch@empic.de
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 09:52:01 +0100

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Hi Simon,

thanks a lot for your recommendation. Any estimates on the costs of
Teradactyl's software?

Would it be an alternative to just use the entire contents of either
the underlying ext3 filesystem and backup that via Bacula or create
snapshots of the LVs on which the /vicep* partitions reside?

(Though I admit that this approach would make it probably impossible
to restore individual files).

Thanks for any info!

Kind regards,


On Thu, 17 Dec 2009, Simon Wilkinson wrote:

> On 17 Dec 2009, at 19:41, Holger Rauch wrote:
> >
> >a) aware of OpenAFS
> >b) can handle autoloaders well
> We're using Teradactyl's TiBS with an autoloader for our production
> backup service.
> >I should perhaps clarify that by solutions I don't mean just
> >wrapper scripts around tar/rsync, etc. but dedicated backup suites
> >like Bacula (that would have been my first shot, but I don't know
> >whether it works well with OpenAFS).
> Bacula doesn't currently know much about OpenAFS. I believe a number
> of people have talked about adding this functionality, but I'm not
> sure if anyone has actually completed the work.
> Cheers,
> Simon.
Holger Rauch
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