[OpenAFS] what is the backup order of the fileserver exploration for a given volset?

Stephen Joyce stephen@email.unc.edu
Fri, 8 Apr 2016 16:55:13 -0400

On Fri, 8 Apr 2016, Giovanni Bracco wrote:

> In our AFS cell we have 9 fileservers (openafs 1.6.5 to 1.6.15) distributed 
> over WAN and we use the native openafs backup system, which works well (max 
> size of a volume is 200 GB)
> We have defined a volset for all the .backup volumes of all fileservers and 
> we have one AFS backup server that performs the backup for all the 
> fileservers, both the local and remote ones.
> As the backup duration is very different for local fileserver (~60 MB/s) and 
> remote fileservers (~3 MB/s) it would be very nice to know in advance what is 
> the order chosen by the backup  process for a given volset.
> The experience shows that it is NOT the order in which the fileservers appear 
> in the volset definition.
> Any suggestion?

In my experience, if I need to know items will be handled in a certain 
order, I treat the items separately. Can you split your volumeset into 
multiple volumesets based on location (local vs WAN)? That way you can 
control order of volumesets knowing each is all-local or all-remote 

> Bye
> Giovanni
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