[OpenAFS] newbie questions

Harald Barth haba@kth.se
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:07:16 +0100 (CET)

> There are a relatively small cluster, it's aroung ~10TB right now.
> It has many type of directories, Some of them are static, they have
> only a few changes, and also they are smalls one. And there are a
> Projects directory with more directorries. These are the big ones
> and these can grow up to the size 4-5-6 TB. Unfortunately I cannot
> split them to different partitions (volumes) because I don't know,
> which part of it will grow up.

Then you are probably stuck with Lustre (now Sun) or GPFS (IBM).

> ...native Windows client...

I think both of them have announced that they will do Windows clients
in the future. I don't know how far they are with that. I would not
hold my breath.

Then there is Quantum StorNext which I have only read the PDF and it
says "Windows". I have no idea how it performs. Rumour has it that the
broadcast people like it.