[OpenAFS] Mounting a backup
Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:31:33 -0400
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 8:44 PM, Loren M. Lang <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am looking for a way to mount a snapshot of last nights backup. All
> volumes have a backup volume currently and I then mounted root.cell
> as /afs/.<cell>/archive. archive was read-only and did not change when
> I changed the RW volume for root.cell and released it, but all the mount
> points under the backup volume traversed to the RO or RW volumes. Is
> there a way to make the mount points traverse similarly to how mount
> points for volumes with RO clones work?
There is not a way to create a mountpoint that will 'automatically'
traverse backup volumes without specifying the backup volume itself,
for example, you'll need to do something like
fs mkmount -dir /afs/mycell/backups/somepath -vol myvol.backup
Changing traversal semantics while in .backup volumes (e.g., to be
'once in a .backup volume, prefer to traverse to backup volumes)
could be done, but, to my knowledge, that's not on anyone's Road Map.
How helpful would that change be?
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