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