[OpenAFS] Rsync-ing a vice* partition
Garance A Drosihn
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:02:26 -0500
Consider a fileserver with the following partitions on it:
/vicepa (in production use)
/vicepb (in production use)
/nextpa (totally empty)
Assume that all the AFS processes will be shutdown on this
fileserver for a few hours (for unrelated reasons).
As far as AFS is concerned, would it be safe and reasonable
to use rsync to duplicate all files on /vicepa to /nextpa,
dismount both partitions, and then mount what was /nextpa
as /vicepa? Or is that playing with fire, such that it'd be
much safer to move the AFS volumes via standard AFS commands
while AFS is running?
It also happens that every volume on /vicepa is replicated
on multiple AFS fileservers. (some are RO's for volumes
where the RW is on this /vicepa, and some are RO's for
volumes where the RW is on other fileservers).
This is not an urgent issue. I'm just wondering.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Systems Programmer or gad@FreeBSD.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY; USA