[OpenAFS] Feature request, sort of
Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:32:39 -0400
This actually works, but results in whiny messages from AFS when you
do vos examines. After some thought, I think the right direction is
to have a different 'type' of read-only volume.
The problem - users writing into restored volumes.
The solution - make restore volumes read-only.
The method - when a user requests a restore, we restore the entire
volume from a given data and mount it in the user home dir as RESTORE.
20YYMMDD. We use disk-based backups, so the restore process is
# vos res server p user.name.YYMMDD -file full.dumpfile -overwrite
# vos res server p user.name.YYMMDD -file incr.dumpfile -overwrite
This works quite well for our purpose, but if you do a 'vos examine
user.name.YYMMDD' you get
Volume user.elevina.070702 does not exist in VLDB
Dump only information from VLDB
number of sites -> 1
server afs31.ifs.umich.edu partition /vicepb RO Site
I'm open to suggestions on just how to implement this.