[OpenAFS] Backup AFS with BackupPC?
Sun, 08 Oct 2006 19:00:01 -0700
seth vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'd like to hear what internal mechanisms people are doing to backup
> afs. It seems like everyone has their own special system to backup afs.
> I'm curious about why that's so and why none of the major open source
> backup software has support for afs.
I thought Amanda did have some support, and there have certainly been
discussions of adding support to Bacula. However, I think that the Amanda
support wasn't beyond the dump level.
> When I looked at the ones available (both open source and closed) I was
> woefully unimpressed. Many of them seemed fragile or problem-prone.
> Specifically I'm interested in how many of them can do:
> - volumeset backups or backup by wildcarded volume/partion names
> - full volume restores
> - directory restores preserving acls
> - individual file restores
> - incremental backups
> - backups spanning tapes
> - 100+GB volume backups and restores
Yeah, I think Teradactyl might do that for you and that's about it. TSM
used to, but they dropped AFS file backup support.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>