[OpenAFS] convert 'vos dump' output to tar or zip?

Thomas Kula kula@tproa.net
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:44:12 -0500

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 04:20:03PM -0500, Todd Lewis wrote:
> Has anybody a tool to convert "vos dump" output to a tar or zip format?
> Is the "vos dump" format usable by anything other than "vos restore"?

*Ages* ago I used 'afsdump_extract' from 
to pull files out of an AFS dump. But it just extracts to a local
filesystem, no conversion. And I have no idea if the dump format has
changed since 2006.

I've also used http://docs.openafs.org/Reference/1/restorevol.html
before, but, again, it just unpacks a dump file to local disk.

That said, the AFS dump format isn't *too* hard to decipher. The hardest
part, actually, is the AFS directory file format.


is from when I last really was playing around with AFS dumps in any
solid way other than doing regular backups.

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