[OpenAFS] Strategy for disaster recover of an AFS fileserver

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Thu, 25 Oct 2007 14:19:20 -0500

Lars Schimmer <l.schimmer@cgv.tugraz.at> wrote:
> Jose Calhariz wrote:
>> In recent past I had lost a /vicepa partition with half of the
>> volumes of my cell and found that my backup procedure is not fast
>> enough for recovering so many volumes and data.  I am using amanda
>> without afs patch.
>> What plans do you have for quick recovering from massive loss of data
>> on an AFS cell?
> first: no loss of data ;-)
> second: a extra server with HD space and a RO copy of ALL volumes
> third: 2-4 RO copies of all RW volumes spread over 4 fileservers
> fourth: vos convertRotoRW

I specific fs mkm -rw when doing this, otherwise users end up reading 
the RO version, which is not usually want they want.

Also, you need to use the namei fileserver.  Vos convertROtoRW does not 
work with the inode fileserver.