[OpenAFS] Speeding up Salvage

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:08:38 -0800

"Jerry Normandin" <Jerry.Normandin@dafca.com> writes:

> Also do you have your bos server automatically running restart on a
> weekly basis?  I'm looking to minimize downtime.  Would splitting up my
> /vicepa to smaller
> Partitions speed up the salvage process?

Your file server should not run salvage after a normal restart.  Salvage
should only be necessary after an unclean shutdown.

That said, I think the advice to restart the file servers weekly is pretty
thoroughly obsolete.  We've not done that at Stanford since at least 1995,
and I think longer.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>