[OpenAFS] Howto speedup the restore of a crashed fileserver

Jose Calhariz jose.calhariz@tagus.ist.utl.pt
Mon, 1 Oct 2007 18:57:19 +0100

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I have lost a fileserver because of a corruption on the reiserfs v3.
Something like 1000 volumes and 100GB of data were lost.  The backups
were made using amanda with standard tar. =20

My problem is the recovering of the data to the surviving filesystem
is taking too much time.  Something like 7 hours to recover 7 GB.
Will I need 100hours to recover from tar 100GB?

What can be the problem?  What I can do to speedup the recovery?

I am running Debian etch on servers with openafs 1.4.2-6.  Now I have
only one fileserver with a RAID5 with 7 disks of 700GB using
reiserfsck and 3 small fileservers. =20

     Jos=E9 Calhariz

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