[OpenAFS] Problem for file system navigation in a backup volume tree

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2007 08:33:09 -0500

Giovanni Bracco wrote:
> 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 
> the user.
> 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?

Have you tried using the -backuptree option for starting the "afsd"
process on the client?

See the afsd man page or

That sounds like what you want.