[OpenAFS] Newbie question - AFS for windows - looking for AFS files locally
Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:29:24 -0500
Hi there guys -
I am trying to assess whether AFS is a suitable product for a situation I have:
My situation is as follows:
I have large files which reside on a windows system, but I want them to be
visible in the unix world.
I intend to create an AFS server on the windows side, and have the file
accessible to a unix AFS client (I am assuming that this is possible!).
These large files are used in a windows executable which needs speedy
I have read in the release notes for AFS for windows that file read/write
access is very slow (100 times slower) for a file stored in the AFS system
when compared to a local disk file in windows.
My question is, since I am using windows as the server, aren't these
files stored "locally" in some form? - is there some way that I can view
these files "outside" of the afs system and bypass the slow afs client? is
there some way I can go "behind the scenes" to use these files with the
native windows file access?
When AFS is up and running, I can see the afs drive in windows explorer,
and have successfully created a test document and saved it.
This file is visible on the afs drive, but I am thinking that I should be
able to find the same document somewhere on my C drive, am I correct? (I
have tried but find it!)
So basically will this solution work:
My intended solution is that the AFS file is purely there for the unix
system to be able to see it, but when reading the file in windows I can
bypass the AFS system (which is slow) and use the local file instead?
Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction?
I could not really find the answer to this question in the documents, sorry
if it has already been answered elsewhere!
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