[OpenAFS] Re: OpenAFS Backups

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:44:51 -0500

On Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:18:06 -0700
Bill Stivers <stiversb@ucsc.edu> wrote:

> Over at UCSC we're evaluating our AFS backup options- to this point
> we've been using the native OpenAFS tape and backup tools, but we're
> wondering if anyone does it a different, better way?

If you want something free, there's Stephen Joyce's "BackupAFS"
<http://www.physics.unc.edu/~stephen/BackupAFS/>. There's also some kind
of AFS plugin for amanda, but as I recall it's old and was rather
irritating to use the last time I tried.

For products that cost money, some popular options are IBM's TSM (there
are a few free bindings available, iirc), Teradactyl's TiBS, and
Symantec's NetBackup (but their AFS support is either deprecated or
entirely "unsupported" by this point, I believe).

And of course you can just try to wrangle AFS volume dumps into whatever
backup system by just backing them up as normal files. I'm sure there
are several sites that do that with a little bit of scripting.

Andrew Deason