[OpenAFS] Current OpenAFS Backup Recommendations

Mattias Pantzare pantzer@ludd.ltu.se
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:02:44 +0100

On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 10:34, Anders Magnusson <ragge@ltu.se> wrote:
> Harald Barth wrote:
>>> What open source & commercial backup solutions are
>>> a) aware of OpenAFS
>>> b) can handle autoloaders well
>> I don't think that solution exists out of the box.
>> The only commercial product I know of is from teradactyl and that fell
>> for our needs because of prize and tape library support (I don't know
>> if they can share IBM tape libraries with TSM nowadays, their
>> "supported libraries" web page is thin). So we did our own script
>> thingie based on that all the gory details of tapes are handled by TSM
>> and then we only use an own client to archive volume dumps into TSM
>> (vos dump ... | tsmpipe ...). At least 5 cells around here use this
>> approach.
>> Btw, there are folks working on per file backup into TSM as well (as
>> IBM dropped oficial support of that years ago - and you needed an AIX
>> client).
> We have been using the TSM client for 6 months now, and it tends to
> work quite well. =A0There are a few annoying things still there, but I ho=
pe to
> have
> time to fix them early next year.

Just to be clear, Anders is not talking about the IBM TSM client for
AFS, he is talking about the TSM client for AFS that he wrote. It is
using a supported API in TSM.