[OpenAFS] Restoring ownership information of filesystem structure on /vicep*

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Wed, 02 Aug 2006 13:47:48 -0700

Matthias Gerstner <Matthias.Gerstner@student.fh-nuernberg.de> writes:

> I mean the structure in /vicep looks quite complex and relies on
> features of the underlying filesystem (i.e. the inodes). That the file
> permissions and ownership are so vital for the integrity of the AFS data
> isn't a very beautiful approach in my opinion.

I don't think you'll get any disagreement.  Disliking it and fixing it are
unfortunately two different propositions.

> Besides the criticism: What is the most secure way of moving a complete
> OpenAFS server installation (in case of only one server running) from
> one machine to another?

Set up the new server.  Use vos move to move the files to the new server.
Shut down the old server.

Alternatively, transfer the disk from the old server to the new server
(rather than just copying files).

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