[OpenAFS] Extract files from /vicepa

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:04:39 -0500

On 01/17/2014 12:40 PM, Germán Ferrari wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Stephan Wiesand <stephan.wiesand@desy.de>wrote:
>> On 2014-01-17, at 15:41, Germán Ferrari <german.ferrari@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> El ene 17, 2014 9:43 AM, "Harald Barth" <haba@kth.se> escribió:
>>>>> If I understood correctly, the easiest way to restore the files is
>> to setup
>>>>> another afs server and "just" overwrite the /vicepa folder with the
>> one I
>>>>> have. Is this correct?
>>>> Yes, I think that's still correct. The easiest way to set up a AFS
>>>> server is probably to take a linux distro which has pre-packaged
>>>> binaries for AFS client and server. Debian for example.
>>>>> I don't understand the part about the salvager deleting the data.
>>>> I think the ownership and mode bits conain information if the file in
>>>> question is "active". The salvager may delete inactive data. But prior
>>>> to copying your old data into your new /vicepa/ you can remove the
>>>> salvager from BosConfig and then run the salvager by hand with
>>>> -nowrite which will tell you what the salvager would have done.
>>>>> I have
>>>>> the recovered /vicepa folder on a ntfs partition. I'm trying to
>> recover
>>>>> again the folder but to an ext4 partition trying to preserve
>> ownership and
>>>>> modes ...
>>>> Good if you can do that. Zip and Tar archives can be told to preserve
>>>> ownership as well.
>>>> Harald.
>>> Ok.
>>> I was hoping there was some simple way to extract the data, which did
>> not involve the creation of an afs server.
>> I have a perl script from 2005 that could do this - but only for pure r/w
>> volumes. If there's a backup or readonly clone on the same partition, it
>> will probably fail miserably. It's not polished, may have to be adapted to
>> current perl versions etc. And I think it recovered nothing but the file
>> content and the path, not mode/owner/ACLs...
> That would be enough for me at this moment.
> Setting up a server is certainly the better option and may well be easier
>> and faster. But if you're desperate enough, let me know.
> I think the script could be useful to play with the data that I have while
> I wait for other processes to finish. I would appreciate if you send it to
> me.
> Regards,
> Germán
Would restorevol work?