[OpenAFS] Strategy for disaster recover of an AFS fileserver

Frank Burkhardt fbo2@gmx.net
Fri, 26 Oct 2007 09:19:29 +0200


On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 09:09:11PM +0200, Lars Schimmer wrote:
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> 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

You forgot three-dot-fifth: Put RO- and RW-servers as far as possible away
from each other. This is worth more than a fire insurance.