[OpenAFS] Changing AFS database server names

Brian Sebby sebby@anl.gov
Tue, 27 Jun 2006 00:29:34 -0500

We're going to be upgrading our AFS cell in the coming months, and my boss
has informed me that he wants to change the names of our AFS database servers
from their current domain (which is our old department name) to our new
server subdomain.

I know that the "real" way to deal with a server name change is to update
all of the clients with a new CellServDB and update any other sites that 
might access our cell, or use AFS DB records.

However, does anyone know if using a CNAME of the old server name will
work until we can get all of the clients upgraded?  That is, if our
old server name is server1.somedomain.anl.gov, and the new name would be
server1.newdomain.anl.gov, would a CNAME of server1.somedomain.anl.gov
pointing to the new name work for clients that haven't been updated?

I'm trying to figure out how much of a pain in the butt this would be
before I report back to my boss. :)



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