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

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
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.
> Giovanni
> 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
>> od?rev=1.10&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup
>> That sounds like what you want.
>> Sincerely,
>> Jason
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
version 1.3.50