[OpenAFS] AFS-Backup-Limits

Tracy Di Marco White gendalia@gmail.com
Tue, 27 Dec 2005 13:00:39 -0600

On 12/27/05, Chris Huebsch <chris.huebsch@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Dec 2005, Tracy Di Marco White wrote:
> > We've been adding several 1.2+ TB servers, and it has become no longer
> > reasonable to put a tape drive on every server, as we had been doing.
> You do not have a tape drive on every server. AFS Backup can send its
> backup via network to an other afs-backup-server.

Right.  I started using that on our new servers that we added before
the new backup server was in production.

> > Our full backups were taking longer than a day, sometimes three or
> > four days, and things were set up so that it was more complicated to
> > do incremental backups while the full backups were running.
> This is really ugly. Did you evaluate the reason for that? Are the disks
> to slow, or the tape-drives or the system-bus of your server machines?

AFS seemed to be our bottleneck.