[Box Backup] backup on nfs-mounted storage

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 09:26:50 +0100

On 17 Oct 2006, at 21:20, Chris Wilson wrote:

> Hi Ruben,
> On Tue, 17 Oct 2006, ruben wrote:
>> So, this should in principle work, if I compile it with the fcntl  
>> implementation?
> I think so, but I'm not 100% positive that fcntl locks work on NFS  
> either.
>> Are there any drawbacks on using the fcntl implementation instead  
>> of flock?
> I'm not aware of any, but I'm not the best person to ask (Ben or  
> Martin would certainly know better than me). Box Backup does its  
> own account locking, and bbackupd should not request write access  
> to more than one file at a time, as far as I know, so the lock  
> should not actually be needed anyway in normal use, as far as I know.

bbstored uses file locks on a file in the filesystem to do account  
locking. You do need locks on whatever filesystem you're using for  
the server.

The client doesn't need locking.