[OpenAFS] Homedir Backup Strategies

lamont@scriptkiddie.org lamont@scriptkiddie.org
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:21:03 -0800 (PST)

Does it work to:

1.  Have homedirs be forced-r/w mountpoints, use vos addsite / vos release 
for backups and do 'vos convertROtoRW' as recovery?  I can't see why this 
one wouldn't work.

2.  Do a 'vos copy' to another fileserver and then 'vos rename' the copy 
back to the original name for a restore?  I'm concerned that the numeric 
ID of the volume would change and that cache managers might wind up 

I'm trying to get fast on-line/near-line recovery in the event of a failed 
shelf or otherwise corrupt fileserver, without going through 'vos restore' 
for every volume.  The 'vos backup[sys]' command doesn't get me what I 
want because in the event of a shelf failure the clone is gone as well.