Subject: [OpenAFS] Open AFS vs. IBM AFS

Derrick J Brashear
Tue, 24 Jul 2001 11:20:46 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Jan Hrabe wrote:

> > Is any one running a mixed environment of IBM AFS and OPEN AFS?
> > We are currently running IBM AFS 3.5 database servers on AIX 4.X
> > and we would like to migrate them to new Open AFS on Linux.
> > Has anyone done this? Is there anything to watch out for?
> We do run 2 AIX 4.3.3.+ AFS 3.6 machines and now we added
> RH 7.1 Linux server/client machine. We had troubles with OpenAFS
> version 1.0.4a (it compiled but volume synchronization was often
> failing). Now we have compiled and installed 1.1.0 and it seems
> to work well so far. The only thing we did not test yet are read-write
> volumes on this server (all volumes are replicas now). I would
> recommend compiling from source as the RPMs put some files in
> unconventional (AFS-wise) places which is confusing in the mixed
> environment.

None of the post 1.0.4 changes should have changed anything to do with
volume releases (which I assume is what you mean by synchronization)

That said, I forgot to mention also has 2 OpenAFS
fileservers mixed in with the AFS 3.5 fileservers; The volserver on the
3.5 machines has been sporadically unreliable and so even if we have
volserver problems with OpenAFS (and there are none yet) we will be no
worse off.