[OpenAFS] Problem for file system navigation in a backup volume
Thu, 06 Dec 2007 13:33:16 -0500
Giovanni Bracco wrote:
> 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?
>> 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.
It looks like it was added to CVS in Aug 8, 2003.
If I'm reading the CVS tags right, it looks like it might have been in