--++ Home Directory

Your AFS home directory is backed up nightly. Therefore, if you need to recover files from afs home that are as recent as yesterday, these are already cached. You can find these files at: /afs/cern.ch/ubackup/<a>/<account>/<path_to_missing_files>. I f you need to recover a backup that is more than a day old, follow the same steps, described bellow, for recovering files from you work directory.

Work Directory

  • If the files live on AFS home, this will be something similar to /afs/cern.ch/user/<a>/<account>/<path_to_missing_files>.
  • If the files live on your work area, the path will look something like /afs/cern.ch/work/<a>/<account>/<path_to_missing_files>.
  • In both of the above, paths, <a> is the first letter of your AFS user name, and <account> is your full AFS user name.

Step 3: Request recovery

  • Create a temporary mount point. This can be any directory, but it's best if you use an empty directory to avoid name conflicts.
  • The backups are stored on tape, so you will need to request the backup be found, and copied to a disk where it can be read.
  • To do this, use the following command:
    • afs_admin recover <full_afs_path>
  • Where <full_afs_path> is the path you came up with in step 2.
  • This will ask you what backup you would like to recover (from which date).

2017-02-13 12:53:06,926 INFO : * Volume mounted at /afs/cern.ch/project/afs/var/ABS/recover/R.1934435512.02131203 *


The requested volume has been recovered from backup and mounted into the AFS filesystem. They files are available via the path shown above for 24 hours and cleaned up afterwards. You may want to copy the files as soon as possible.


-- AnnaCimmino - 2017-02-13

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