[OpenAFS] Large volumes -- anyone using?

Lester Barrows barrows@email.arc.nasa.gov
Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:46:03 -0700

Hi Kim,

We've had volumes as large as 300gb in the past during phases of rapid data 
collection. While they work for accessing data, vos operations tend to time 
out on excessively large (somewhere above 100gb IIRC) volumes. Backups can 
become problematic past this point, and performance seems to take a hit as 

I try to keep volumes under 20gb these days, and prefer to keep them under 2gb 
if possible. The largest volume we currently have online is about 60gb. We 
don't have a problem backing it up, although I'd probably copy the data to a 
new volume rather than attempting a "vos move" on it if I had to take the 
partition offline.

Lester Barrows

On Wednesday 24 August 2005 12:20, Dexter 'Kim' Kimball wrote:
> If you've got experience with large volumes (tens to hundreds of GB) I'd
> much appreciate any experiences you may have had, good bad or indifferent.
> Thanks.
> Kim
> =================================
> Kim (Dexter) Kimball
> CCRE, Inc.
> kim<dot>kimball<at>jpl.nasa.gov
> dhk<at>ccre.com