[OpenAFS] TSM and AFS

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 27 Sep 2005 20:00:58 -0700

Christopher D Clausen <cclausen@acm.org> writes:

> I assume he means the normal one with afs support, i.e. dsmafs or
> dsmcafs.  These exist in the TSM 5.1 packages and seem to only want to
> install on AIX 4.3.3 or 5.1.  I assume that the binaries can be copied
> to newer AIX versions as needed, as mentioned on this list.

Right yes, sorry.

>> Saving AFS ACLs and mount points is a requirement for us.

> The TSM (AFS) client is also smart enough to NOT traverse mount points
> if you do not want it to.

Yeah, that's also fairly important.

> For instance, I have a single directory /afs/acm.uiuc.edu/common/listvol
> that contains a list of all the volumes that I actually want to backup.
> I have a script that parses this and re-writes the tsm config files to
> include volumes automagically based on various criteria:
> /afs/acm.uiuc.edu/admin/scripts/tsm.* I supose you might be able to do
> something similar with excludes and such, but its pretty hard to stop
> users from mounting volumes where ever they want.

This is pretty much what we do.  We mount the volumes into a directory in
AFS and then back them all up from there.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>