[OpenAFS] Problem for file system navigation in a backup volume tree
Thu, 6 Dec 2007 08:56:51 +0100
In our AFS space the user home consists on an AFS volume (located on a file
server in the geographical site where the most relevant computational
resources for the user are located) under which other user related AFS
volumes in other geographical sites are also mounted.
When the user explores the content of the backup version of his main home
volume the mounts points of his volumes on other sites lead him NOT to their
backup version but to the related RW volumes and this is very confusing for
This would be avoided if the navigation criteria for backup volumes were
almost analogous to the criteria for the navigation in RO volumes, that is
AFS should automatically provide the access to the BK version if the mount
point is itself in a BK volume and a BK volume exists.
Would that be possible?
Are there other solutions for the problem?
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