[OpenAFS] 160Gb disk space

Dan Pritts danno@internet2.edu
Fri, 22 Oct 2004 08:20:00 -0400

On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 07:33:40PM +0200, Enric Font wrote:
> And, what's exactly your disk configuration? I mean,
> how many volumes have every computer? how many
> computers you have, and how many disk space can
> contain a single volume? 1 Gb?

The size of your volumes is not really limited by the 
amount of available disk - it's more of a management thing.

When and if you move to a multi-server environment you might
want to balance volumes across file servers.  this gets harder
the bigger your volumes are.  

Note that quotas are on a per-volume basis.

Backups are per-volume too, and I think a volume may become briefly
unwriteable while it is being backed up - the bigger the volume the
longer this is.

In typical implementations each user's home directory will be a single
volume.  Software stored in AFS is usually a single software package
per volume.  A group file share will probably have its own volume.

hope this helps.