[OpenAFS] vos shadow to backup user homes

Shouri Chatterjee shouri@ee.iitd.ac.in
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:05:41 +0530 (IST)

Dear All,

I wanted to ask about "vos shadow" and whether it is being used 
as a solution on production systems to back-up user home directories.

The most significant information I can find is a thread from this email 
archive last year. 

I can dedicate a server to host only shadow volumes. If an active server 
fails and dies, the shadow copy can be brought online. Is this a better 
solution than, say:
(1) keeping a periodically rsync'd copy of the /vicepx partitions on a 
shadow server
(2) afs over drbd

I am trying to use commodity hardware (no RAID, no scope for software RAID 
either) to build cheap AFS storage.



Shouri Chatterjee
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas
New Delhi 110016

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