[OpenAFS] hard link behavior

Jaap Winius jwinius@umrk.nl
Wed, 07 Jul 2010 20:07:44 +0200

Quoting Todd Lewis <utoddl@email.unc.edu>:

> Sounds like you're thinking about the hardlink-fest that is the heart of
> BackupPC. ...

Yup. I use faubackup and rsync stitched together with one of my own scripts.

> You're right: OpenAFS isn't a good place to put such storage.

What, "period", or just at the moment? I'm hoping the latter.

> Per-file ACLs would make hardlinks within a volume much simpler,
> trivial even. In fact, it's probably a prerequisite for any sane
> implementation.

Yes, I saw that on the road map. So, then all we have to do is wait a  
few years, after which disk-based backups on AFS volumes will become  
possible, correct?