[OpenAFS] Does AFS need a partition?

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
11 Jan 2003 14:07:20 -0500


"Jason C. Leach" <jleach@ocis.net> writes:

> Does AFS need a partition mounted at some particular point, or
> can I just specify a directory on some other partition to be AFS?

Are you talking about the AFS client or AFS server?  For the AFS
client there is no requirement that the cache live on its own
partition.  The only requirements for the AFS Client Cache are that it
live on an ext2/3 partition and that that partition never fill up.

For a server, files must be stored under directories named /vicepX
(where X == a, b, c, etc).  Each /vicepX should be on a different
partition, but there is no requirement that /vicepX be the actual

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