[OpenAFS] Remove all trace of an AFS backup volume
Garance A Drosehn
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:11:02 -0500
On 14 Feb 2016, at 11:42, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> On 2/13/2016 10:05 PM, Garance A Drosehn wrote:
>> The only thing I'm wondering about is whether I can get the "Backup"
>> VID field set back to "0", and get the "Backup" date back to "Never".
> Resetting the backup time to 0 (Never) is not something that is ever
> done by the current tooling. [...]
> Could you reset the value to 0 (Never)? Yes, by writing a tool to do it.
> Is there value in writing such a tool? Only if your workflow requires it.
> The BK ID would be set to RW ID + 2 the next time "vos backup" is
> executed on the volume. There is no benefit to resetting it.
Thanks for the information. Our AFS backups are a little confused right
now, and removing a few large .backup volumes is a quick and easy way to
sidestep the issue. This issue is due to some mistakes on our backup
server, and is not a problem in OpenAFS itself. I wanted to be sure I
wouldn't create any *new* problems by removing those few .backup volumes!
Garance Alistair Drosehn = email@example.com
Senior Systems Programmer or gad@FreeBSD.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY; USA