[OpenAFS] Recover old vice partition
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:44:30 -0400
> Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 17:13:32 +0200
> To: email@example.com
> cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: ProbaNet <email@example.com>
> Subject: [OpenAFS] Recover old vice partition
> We have an old vice partition (/vicepc) on an old backup hard-disk with
> data actually not used. Is there a way to access that data? We would like to
> bring its volumes online, if possible. Thank you!
Sure, 2 choices
1/ attach the drive to a machine, mount as /vicepX, and
bring that machine up as a new fileserver. (X can be a, b ...)
This is useful if the volumes, drive & filesystem are compatible
with your existing server infrastructure. (in particular,
don't duplicate existing volume ids.)
2/ attach the drive to a temporary machine, mount it anywhere,
and use "voldump" to make vos dumps of all the volumes on
the drive. then use "vos restore" to export those volumes
to an existing fileserver.
This is useful if you don't trust the drive, or the drive or
filesystem are inconvenient or incompatible to use with your
server infrastructure, or you have existing space and simply don't
want or need another fileserver.