[OpenAFS] Symantec Support for AFS Backups

Anne.Salemme@Dartmouth.EDU Anne.Salemme@Dartmouth.EDU
Sat, 20 Jan 2007 15:54:04 -0500

we got a note from symantec as well...we use afs and netbackup for =20
general backups here (the northstar afs cell is just a small part of =20
the stuff that gets backed up) and we have our homegrown scripts to =20
get the data ready for netbackup. if we hear anything interesting from =20
symantec, i'll pass it on the the list.


Quoting Dave Botsch <botsch@cnf.cornell.edu>:

> 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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