[OpenAFS] backup: Syntax error in dump schedule file

stephen@physics.unc.edu stephen@physics.unc.edu
Wed, 7 Nov 2012 09:56:30 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 7 Nov 2012, Georg Sluyterman wrote:

> Okay. I have not found other good alternatives.

> Bacula: Their (currently) rudimentary support for AFS is sadly totally 
> undocumented and no help on their mailinglist.
> Teradactyl: It is a bit out of my budget.
> BackupAFS: (BackupPC fork) It does not seem that maintained, and my 
> experience with it are not too impressive.
> amanda-afs: I don't use Amanda, but that could maybe be an alternative.
> vos dump: I would have to write a bunch of code taking care of scheduling 
> etc.

Re BackupAFS. Please don't equate no new versions with not being "that 
maintained." It just means that it's *stable*: working great for me and no 
one has reported any bugs.

In the interest of full disclosure, I've answered questions for a few 
people who were installing it and most problems are traced to not carefully 
reading the docs or else are environmental and unique to their cells and 
servers. Also at least one person was attempting to install on MacOS X and 
that platform is "unique" enough that I wasn't able to provide lots of 

I am aware of several sites that are using it successfully, and at least 
one of them is working on support to handle how it behavies when any of the 
source volume(s) within a VolumeSet are offline, with more grace.

I freely admit that the initial setup can be a bit complex, but that's why 
the verbose documentation exists.

If you have had specific issues with it, please feel free to email me 
directly and I'll do my best to help you off-list!