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
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 andrew.cmu.edu 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