[OpenAFS] Remove all trace of an AFS backup volume

Garance A Drosehn drosih@rpi.edu
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:11:02 -0500

On 14 Feb 2016, at 11:42, Jeffrey Altman wrote:

> On 2/13/2016 10:05 PM, Garance A Drosehn wrote:
>> The only thing I'm wondering about is whether I can get the "Backup"
>> VID field set back to "0", and get the "Backup" date back to "Never".
> [...]
> Resetting the backup time to 0 (Never) is not something that is ever
> done by the current tooling.  [...]
> Could you reset the value to 0 (Never)?  Yes, by writing a tool to do it.
> Is there value in writing such a tool?  Only if your workflow requires it.

> The BK ID would be set to RW ID + 2 the next time "vos backup" is
> executed on the volume.  There is no benefit to resetting it.

Thanks for the information.  Our AFS backups are a little confused right
now, and removing a few large .backup volumes is a quick and easy way to
sidestep the issue.  This issue is due to some mistakes on our backup
server, and is not a problem in OpenAFS itself.  I wanted to be sure I
wouldn't create any *new* problems by removing those few .backup volumes!

Garance Alistair Drosehn                =     drosih@rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer               or   gad@FreeBSD.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;             Troy, NY;  USA