[OpenAFS] backup database issues

Troy Benjegerdes hozer@hozed.org
Wed, 1 Jun 2005 17:09:03 -0500

How many people actively use the AFS backup system, and not something
like amanda-afs, tivoli, etc?

I'm currently running openafs-1.2.13 on my backup server, and I have
some issues with recycling tapes that have partial or full backups in
the tape label header that don't exist in the database (due to crashes
on the server a year or so ago).

However, 'backup scantape' seems to be unable to deal with a mising tape
from a set of tapes in one backup. 

For example, 'backup scantape -dbadd' wants to scan all the tapes in a
dump set, and I don't see a way to have it deal with a tape that is
either unreadable, or has been written over with a newer backup because
it is expired. 

I get wonderfull errors like this from butc:

Thanks, now proceeding with tape scanning operation.
Tape label expected daily.week.6 (1111018843), label seen daily.week.4