[OpenAFS] add partitions witout restarting afs fileserver

Anders Magnusson ragge@ltu.se
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:59:35 +0100

There is another way; have a number of unused /vicepx available and have=20
an AlwaysAttach
in them.  When you want to add more disk you just mount it on one of the=20
unused /vicepx :-)

-- Ragge

Assarsson, Emil wrote:
> Thank you for your fast response :-)
> I use lvm2 for the file systems and I were able to resize it without re=
starting the service.
> --
> Emil
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harald Barth [mailto:haba@kth.se]=20
> Sent: m=E5ndag den 8 november 2010 14:14
> To: Assarsson, Emil
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> Subject: Re: [OpenAFS] add partitions witout restarting afs fileserver
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>> I'm trying to find out if it's possible to add partitions without
>> restarting afs fileserver. Is it? And how can I do it? Or is a
>> simple restart not considered to be downtime?
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> My guess is that you are using 1.4.x and that the answer is no. The
> only way to do this wholly transparent for the user with zero downtime
> is by juggling over all volumes to another server and then add vicep,
> upgrade OS and AFS (you probably should that anyway).
> The 1.5 or 1.6 series will have the demand attach fileserver which
> will give you fast restart (so fast that your clients will not
> time out and then it would not be considered downtime).
> Harald.
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