[OpenAFS] Backup methods
Thu, 29 Mar 2007 08:51:01 -0400
I'm not familiar with Bacula, so I can't comment or compare it.
I use AFS 'backup' to write volume set files to a central server with
SAN disk attached. We hold them on disk for one semester, then move
them to a tape library for two years. That scheme provides quick
restores of current data, and long term restores within 24 hour notice.
The server needs a standard AFS client, and some scripting, to do the
backup. One reason to consider using native AFS backup is to preserve
the volume ACLs. I would check to see if Bacula can preserve this, or
whether it really matters to you. We currently store 1.1 TB of bu data
Gert Burger wrote:
> We are currently switching to openafs but are concerned about how to
> backup our data.
> Our current setup uses bacula to backup all our data to a central
> server which stores incrementals/differentials and full backups for up
> to 2 months.
> We would like to continue using it when all our users(Over 4000) have
> been moved to openafs.
> Any ideas?