[OpenAFS] Symantec Support for AFS Backups

Dave Botsch botsch@cnf.cornell.edu
Fri, 19 Jan 2007 16:31:46 -0500

I would certainly be interested in hearing more about how the backups and
restores work w. Symantec backup.

On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 01:06:27PM -0800, Kathryn Hemness wrote:
> Greetings,
> Symantec recently sent me a letter letting me know they are researching
> market demand for OpenAFS usage to determine if their decision to
> drop support for AFS backups should be reconsidered.  Their dropping
> of AFS support is based on their perception that only a handful
> of customers use the NetBackup AFS backup capability.
> In my backup enterprise, I'm currently backing up about 6TB (in the
> full backups, but I also do daily incrementals), and the AFS usage
> has grown in the past year and we expect to increase the AFS storage
> upwards of 10TB.
> The Symantec representative indicated they will be finalizing
> findings and making recommendations within the next two weeks, so
> if you have plans on on implementing AFS at your organization,
> I would recommend contacting shawnda_recksiedler@symantec.com.
> Also, if you want any information on how AFS backups and restores
> work, I can share my experiences.
> --kathy
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David William Botsch
CNF Computing