[OpenAFS] afs recoverability

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Tue, 3 Feb 2009 17:49:52 -0500

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 5:45 PM, David Miguel <davidbranquinho@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have some questions about recovering afs. Concerning two scenarios:
> 1. If I loose all afs servers (binaries, configurations, etc...), and I'm
> left with the partitions with the volumes inside, can I read the data in the
> volumes without mounting the entire cell again?

not in a manner which is likely sensible, but you can.

> 2. Often some files in a disk partition become corrupt, still, we can get
> all other files from the partition. If part of a volume in /vicepxx becomes
> corrupt, I loose the hole volume or only some files?

you lose only the files which go bad. if your storage is unreliable, i
suggest keeping backups though, and just restoring when you notice an
unhappy file