[OpenAFS] creating multiple volumes/users at once?

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Mon, 02 Aug 2004 17:04:10 -0400

Shell script:

for name in a b c d e ; do
  vos create $server $partition user.$name


Rob <megarob@gmail.com> writes:

> I need to create volumes (presumably) for all my users.. there are
> tens of thousands of user home directories at the moment (currently on
> a netapp and using nfs) - is there a script or something that I can
> use to automatically create volumes for all these users? Also to
> create for new users on signup in a similar way?
> Issuing vos create or whatever manually for so many users doesn't seem
> like a good idea although as yet I haven't been able to play with afs
> much so probably I missed something.
> Is it actually necessary to create volumes for each user/home
> directory? Is it ok to just create one massive volume (or a small
> number of big volumes) and then just create directories there for
> users as normal?
> Thanks.
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