GPFS share via linux archiving files rules

  • 2 November 2021
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i was working with an end customer on archiving for linux.

we have established they are not able to replace Files with stubs as there as is not supported on rhel 7.9.

so we are trying to delete the files ones archived.


but the we are noticing that for NFS and CIFS you would have to use a Pseudo client for this to be able to archive.

now it is a share But formatted to GPFS so i does not state this needs to have Pseudo client for this.

are we able to archive on GPFS formatted share?

do we need to do it via a Pseudo client like cifs or NFS?

is there a specific document for this?


could you also clarify why stubbing is not possible RHEL 7.9, as it is the only one missing? (it is not stated here.)


thank you in advance!


Thos Gieskes.



Best answer by Mike Struening RETIRED 5 November 2021, 14:07

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Hi @Thos Gieskes !

Question, do you have a pseudo client setup for GPFS?

I’m looking into 7.9 certification as well internally.

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HI @Mike Struening,


thank for replying.

no we dont the customer is expecting it to just work as mount on the Rhel 7.9 machine.

and we can directly browse to it as it is mounted  on the system.


and it did not directly state it for this type of share.

but i take it from your response we best create a psuedo client?


kind Regards,

Thos Gieskes.

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That’s correct.  Create the pseudo client per the instructions and you should be good to go!

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Hey @Thos Gieskes 


RHEL 7.9 is a supported from SP20 onwards for archiving. We are looking into getting our documentation updated.




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Confirming what @SparshGupta said, the docs are just missing the fact in some of our own documentation versions.

For your info @Thos Gieskes , here is the kernel version:

CentOS 7.9 with kernel 3.10.0-1160


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hi mike/Sparsh  thank you for the information.