[OpenAFS] Howto speedup the restore of a crashed fileserver

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 15:41:16 -0400

Jose Calhariz <jose.calhariz@tagus.ist.utl.pt> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 11:25:03AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Jose Calhariz <jose.calhariz@tagus.ist.utl.pt> writes:
>> > 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.
>> > 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 did you tar up?  I can think of a lot of possibilities (the raw namei
>> filesystem, the contents of AFS archived with admin credentials, tarballs
>> of volume dumps), and the answer somewhat depends.
> I have tarballs with the contents of AFS using admin credentials.

Note that you'll have to manually repair the acls; tar doesn't save


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