[OpenAFS] Re: backup: Syntax error in dump schedule file

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Wed, 7 Nov 2012 14:42:38 -0600

On Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:38:41 +0100
Georg Sluyterman <georg@sman.dk> 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. 

As far as I know, the "AFS support" just means they read ACLs for
directories (I assume it only works on Linux). It just reads data from
the client, like if you ran rsync or recursive cp or whatever.

> amanda-afs: I don't use Amanda, but that could maybe be an
> alternative.

amanda-afs was written a long time ago, for older versions of amanda. I
really would not recommend this, unless something newer has been

> vos dump: I would have to write a bunch of code taking care of
> scheduling etc.

You might be surprised at the number of places that get by by just
backing up volume dump files as regular files :) Or copy out of /afs, or
backup /vicepX data directly.

> If you have some input on my observations; I am listening :)

I didn't mean to tell you to not use it, just be aware it's not the most
heavily used piece of OpenAFS. There are sites that have (recently) had
success with the native AFS backup system, with BackupAFS, and with
rolling their own scripts. So, feel free to go with whatever leaves you
with the best impression.

Andrew Deason