Wed, 28 Dec 2005 07:43:16 -0500
AFS does not provide a method for failover, in the strictest meaning of
the word. A replicated volume residing on a different file server than
the original volume, would be the closest to what I think you mean.
Although replicating every volume in a cell is not recommended. So I
doubt that will work as a total failover method.
If a file server dies the only way I am aware of restoring it is to
rebuild it from backups stored on tape, or disk, or from a dump file.
Pierre Ancelot wrote:
>Hi everyone :)
>I wanted to know how afs is reacting in the case of a failover
>i use keepalived on linux and i wish to have a failover distributed
>filesystem, like what happens if a replica dies or if the first server
>dies ? ... And when it will get back up, what should i know about
>OpenAFS-info mailing list
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