Fwd: [OpenAFS] best practice for salvage

Andrew Bacchi bacchi@rpi.edu
Thu, 03 Apr 2008 09:48:00 -0400

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Thanks, Esther.&nbsp;&nbsp; I can always count on you for good advice.<br>
I usually run salvage by hand once or twice a year, but my gut says run
it more often.&nbsp; I'll write a script that runs on odd months and call it
from either linux-cron or afs-cron.&nbsp; One drawback of afs-cron is it
only knows a weekly time schedule.&nbsp; Could we put that on a wish list?<br>
Esther Filderman wrote:
  <pre wrap="">On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 1:43 PM, Andrew Bacchi <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:bacchi@rpi.edu">&lt;bacchi@rpi.edu&gt;</a> wrote:
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    <pre wrap="">I'm considering running a weekly salvage on all file servers from BosConfig.
Is this too often?  Any reason not to?  What are others doing?  Thanks.

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At my last *cough* site, we ran with fast-restart.  Because of the
cruft that would sometimes get left behind in volumes due to things
like crappy fortran compilers, I would run a salvage on each server
every 2-3 months.   As there were rarely any real errors, it ran
pretty quickly and would fit in my "official downtime" window.

I used to run 'em by hand because, well, I only had like 6 servers
(and I'm a hands-on kinda Moose), but it easily could have been

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Andrew Bacchi
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