[OpenAFS] Moving DB servers to new hardware

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
29 Sep 2003 12:53:35 -0400

Clients may see a brief "outage" (read: warning messages about failing
to find the DB server) but should continue to work normally.  Just
make sure the DB server "versions" are compatible.


Andrew Bacchi <bacchi@rpi.edu> writes:

> I am about to move our 4 DB machines from RS/6000/AIX to X86/Linux.  The
> method I plan to use is to shutdown one DB server at a time, and build
> its replacement one at a time, same name and IP address.  CellServDB
> should not be affected.  Is this the prescribed method?  Any pitfalls? 
> Will there be any client issues?  TIA for any help.
> -- 
> Andrew Bacchi
> Staff Systems Programmer
> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
> phone: 518 276-6415  fax: 518 276-2809
> http://www.rpi.edu/~bacchi/
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