Coda File System

Re: did I miss something?

From: Ivan Popov <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 08:56:54 +0100 (MET)
Hello Jan!

> Yes, but people who still think 'NFS' will be even more tempted to
> ignore that requirement, and probably either not read, or get confused
> by instructions that say 'do not modify any files in the exported fs'.

Alas, you are right.

> Needed, tar<->voldump conversion tool, and a volutil command to change a
> RO backup volume into a RW replica.
> Result, an administrator can manipulate backup dumps with tar, perform a
> quick restore of a lost volume, and move a pre-existing tree into the
> Coda namespace without going over the network through a Coda client.

A nice solution!

(it does not eliminate the copy operation for populating coda space,
and needs a copy operation - volume dump - for administrative access to
the files, but nevertheless it would be handy!)

Received on 2002-12-11 02:58:25