[OpenAFS] OpenAFS and Raid

Blake Atkins Blake.Atkins@ScholarOne.com
Tue, 18 Dec 2001 09:58:53 -0500


	As long as the OS can access the RAID without problem, you shouldn't have 
any trouble. We're using OpenAFS on a RAID Inc FiberOverCopper SAN (w/ qlogic 
FC cards), a Mylex AccelleRAID170 and with linux software RAID. It all works 
perfectly. As with about anything, the faster the array, the faster AFS will 


On Tuesday 18 December 2001 09:12, you wrote:
> Hi all,
>   We are planning to install OpenAFS 1.2.2a on a new server running RH
> 7.1, kernel 2.4.16smp. After the testing period this machine will be
> the second server of a primary one which runs Solaris 2.6 and Transarc
> AFS 3.6.
> The thought is to implement software RAID on the Linux box. The question
> is whether raid-5 can co-live with AFS. What are the possible pitfalls and
> how should it be done in order we obtain the maximum of performance
> (assuming redundancy is a must)?
> Thanks a lot in advance,
> Petros