[OpenAFS] mixing openafs 1.4 pt/vl servers with openafs 1.6 dafs file servers?

Benjamin Kaduk kaduk@MIT.EDU
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:45:00 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 12 Sep 2014, D'Amato, Tony wrote:

> We're currently running our OpenAFS 1.4 cell on a single set of servers.
> We're preparing to migrate file services from those machines onto a new
> set of machines, then later migrate the database services to a different
> set of machines.
> Since these new boxes will only handle file services, is it safe to
> simply run OpenAFS 1.6 on those servers so we can take advantage of
> demand-attach and the enhanced salvager without needing to upgrade our
> database servers from 1.4 to 1.6 until a later time?
> I've been looking around, but I can't seem to find a 'yes you definitely
> can' or 'no don't do it'.
> Thanks for your assistance!

Yes, you definitely can.

(You can even run mixed 1.4 and 1.6 dbservers during the migration.)