[OpenAFS] Rsync-ing a vice* partition

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:14:21 -0500

as long as you preserve owner, group and mode you're fine. -o (owner)
-g (group) -p (perms) needed, but -a (archive)
implies all those. so the usual -auv that people use is fine.

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM, Garance A Drosihn <drosih@rpi.edu> wrote:
> 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                =     drosih@rpi.edu
> Senior Systems Programmer               or   gad@FreeBSD.org
> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;             Troy, NY;  USA
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