[OpenAFS] Automatic move of volumes

Steve Devine sdevine@msu.edu
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 09:31:55 -0400

Frank Burkhardt wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 01:34:51PM +0200, Jacob Volstrup wrote:
>> Hi,
>> For quite some time I've been searching for something to help me move
>> some volumes from a constantly failing /vicepa raid to my new /vicepb.
>> The reason for not doing this manually is partly that I'm lazy and
>> Further, I would like to have this fully automated if I would like to
>> move them back in the future (perhaps when the disks for /vicepa are
>> replaced).
> If you can afford some downtime, the most efficient way is to simply copy
> the files from /vicepa to /vicepb on the server's filesystem:
>  cd /vicepa;cp -a . /vicepb
> Make sure, /vicepb is empty before that.
> Warning: This worked for me lots of times but be carefull anyway.
> Regards,
> Frank
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Wow this seems like a recipe for disaster. Do you then sync the vldb or 
rename the partiton to vicepa ?

Steve Devine
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