[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-devel] afs cell backup
Wed, 07 Mar 2007 09:32:51 -0500
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> we see a problen with openafs volumen backup. When we want to restore a
> single file, we must to restore a whole volumen,
> it is thus?
Yes, it is thus. It is really quite a simple matter. I restore a
volume as user.xxx.rst, so as not to conflict with the original volume
name, then I mount this volume in a temporary directory under the users
home directory. That way the user can grab what he/she needs and then I
dismount the directory and remove the restored volume.
> we know the suite of backup commands from openafs allow us make backup
> to openafs volumen level, but we would like to known too if this suite
> allow us make file level back up.
No, you cannot make file level backups. AFS only knows about volumes.
But who knows what the future will bring.