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

Giovanni Bracco giovanni.bracco@enea.it
Sun, 10 Apr 2016 11:46:35 +0200

I have tried to use the switch -nosort but the resulting list is not 
ordered in groups of volumes for same file servers while the backup dump 
is indeed done server by server.

Anyhow I do agree that the best solution is to define different volsets 
as suggested by Stephen and we will explore that solution!

Thanks everybody for the suggestions and have a good Sunday!


On 09/04/16 17:42, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> On 4/9/2016 8:41 AM, Giovanni Bracco wrote:
>> But vos listvldb provides a list of volumes alphabetically sorted by vol
>> name!
>> Even if it makes use of the same routine the output provided forgets
>> that, I think
>> Giovanni
> Giovanni,
> It is true that the output of "vos listvldb" is sorted as documented in
> the man page
>   http://docs.openafs.org/Reference/1/vos_listvldb.html
> "By default, volumes are sorted alphabetically by volume name. Including
> the -nosort flag skips the sorting step, which can speed up the
> production of output if there are a large number of entries."
> When sorting is disabled the output order will exactly match the output
> order of the VL_ListAttribuytesN2 RPC.
> That being said, Stephen Joyce's suggestion of defining separate backup
> sets by geographic location is the wayto go.
> Jeffrey Altman

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