[OpenAFS] Re: user home directory replication

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery@ece.cmu.edu
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 01:36:33 -0400

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On 7/18/10 16:47 , Andrew Deason wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 20:00:39 -0400
> Brandon S Allbery KF8NH <allbery@ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
>>>> It occurs to me... is it possible to "vos clone" a backup volume?
>>> No, you can only clone RW volumes. Clones are also always RO (and
>>> backup volumes are clones), so I'm not sure I would see the point...
>> I was thinking simulated tiered backup volumes by snapshotting an
>> existing (presumed daily) backup volume every month or so.  It would
>> have to be managed manually/by custom scripting, of course, but it's
>> safer on the user end than trying to snapshot with "vos release".
> So every month 'vos clone' to a "monthly" backup volume in addition to
> the daily. Does that do what you're thinking, or am I missing something?

That was actually what I was trying to ask about, except I thought using the
backup volume would avoid locking the R/W while it was potentially in use.
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