[OpenAFS] afs recoverability

Harald Barth haba@kth.se
Wed, 04 Feb 2009 10:55:43 +0100 (CET)

> > Or does afs store data in disk, in a way that it's not standard, and
> > not visible to common unix utilities? (for example the fcsk problem
> > with some systems...)

I recommend the "namei" backend of the fileserver which stores
everything visible. Namei is default under Linux. You know that you
have namei when you have a file tree under AFSIDat like this:

# ls -l /vicepa/AFSIDat/
total 4
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 156 Dec  3 15:10 README
drwx------ 3 root root  18 Oct 10 10:17 e0
drwx------ 3 root root  18 Sep 19 16:14 x0

Older non-Linux installations use the "inode" backend where the
contents of /vicep* are invisible.