[OpenAFS] OpenAFS with RAID

Paul Robins paul@paulrobins.alldaypa.com
Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:39:34 +0000

   Don't get me wrong, this was not my choice, I have absolutely no IT 
budget and it's likely to remain that way although I would like to get a 
well supported SATA controller. The benefits of small business computing :)

Derek, if you're reading this, i've tried yanking a drive before and the 
system doesn't crash, but any disk access hangs. I wish i could spec a 
higher quality controller but i have a feeling it will be rejected outright.

If either of you could weigh in on AFS on top of DRBD i'd appreciate it, 
I'm not fully up on whether a second server with an identical filesystem 
could be made to take over a crashed AFS machine. I appreciate all the 
help so far and wish there was a way i could donate back.


Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> Paul Robins wrote:
>>  I appreciate your lengthy reply, you've confirmed many of the things I
>>was wondering about. The big issue when it comes to the server
>>situation  is that a disk dying will infact kill the entire server as
>>these are low budget whiteboxes with basic SATA controllers, nothing
>>particularly impressive.
> I really must question the wisdom of decisions that save a few hundred
> dollars in hardware at the cost of significant numbers of hours of
> administrator and end user time.
> Jeffrey Altman