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

Giovanni Bracco bracco@frascati.enea.it
Thu, 6 Dec 2007 19:18:31 +0100

Thank you, it's the solution I was looking for!!!!
Any idea about when (at what openafs version) this option has been added ?
I have tested 1.4.4 and it works.


On Thursday 06 December 2007 14:33, Jason Edgecombe wrote:
> 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?
> Hi,
> Have you tried using the -backuptree option for starting the "afsd"
> process on the client?
> See the afsd man page or
> http://www.openafs.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/openafs/doc/man-pages/pod8/afsd.p
> That sounds like what you want.
> Sincerely,
> Jason

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