[OpenAFS] Fault tolerance in AFS

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
14 Sep 2001 09:13:35 -0400

Currently RW volumes are single points of failure.  RO volumes
will be used from any server (so one server going down doesn't
affect clients).


"Karthik, R" <r.karthik@digital.com> writes:

> If the AFS file server serving RW volumes goes down, is there any mechanism
> in AFS by means of which we can failover to another AFS server which can
> serve the same RW volumes(from the fileserver that went down)? Or is this a
> single point of failure in AFS which cannot be overcome? Any ideas?
> Thoughts?
> -K
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