[OpenAFS] openafs and tivoli backup client
Thu, 02 Apr 2009 10:03:14 -0700
Vladimir Konrad <email@example.com> writes:
> Do you know a way to persuade IBM Tivoli client to do backup of openafs
Not any more. Tivoli dropped support for AFS. We have old binaries that
we're still using because they've not broken the API (yet), but I don't
think we're allowed to give them out, and they're not really a long-term
solution for anyone anyway.
Our long-term intention, assuming that we can get the resources in the
current financial climate, is to sponsor or help sponsor development of
NDMP support in the AFS fileserver.
> Currently, I do vos dump on each volume, compress that and the result
> goes to tapes. But most of the data does not change and it takes very
> large chunk of space in the backup vault.
Have you already done the optimization of not doing a vos dump unless the
volume modify timestamp has changed since the last time you did one?
Also, note that vos dump can do incrementals. I know that doesn't work
very well with Tivoli's normal no-incremental mode, but it is an option.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>