[OpenAFS] Re: user home directory replication

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:20:49 -0500

On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:43:36 -0700
Jonathan Nilsson <jnilsson@uci.edu> wrote:

> Does anyone have any more detail on how the vos release operation
> works? Is it actually differential? block-level or file-level?

It's file-level.

Sometimes we transmit a few more files than necessary due to how the
determination of what to send is made, and in general the transfer could
be made a lot more efficient. But it should be a lot faster than
transferring everything every time, as you have seen.

> I can't think of any reason NOT to proceed with this... so if anyone
> who has tried this has any advice, it'd be much appreciated!

Just be careful, since usually people and software try to mount just
#user.foo. to get to a home dir, which in this setup can cause
unexpected results. But as long as people know about it, it should be

Andrew Deason