[OpenAFS] Failover

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Wed, 28 Dec 2005 11:12:53 -0500

Pierre Ancelot <pierre@bostoncybertech.com> writes:

> Ok, then, what i am looking for is a distributed filesystem (free of
> charge and license (GNU or so)) replication over all nodes since i am
> preparing a virtual mail server using keepalived and maildir system. The
> thing is users use imap and imaps in a load balanced environnement so
> every node should access the same filesystem to r/w the changes, the
> whole thing beeing distributed over all nodes and failover.... 
> Anyone could please orient me ?
> Thanks :)

You don't want AFS for an imap or maildir backend.  You should just
use a RAID system, or perhaps DRBD (www.drbd.org) if you really want
network redundancy.  But if it were me I'd just use RAID mirroring
on directly-connected drives on the imap server.

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