[OpenAFS] OpenAFS with RAID
Thu, 29 Dec 2005 15:50:13 +0100
> I did something like this years ago and it worked, but somehow I still
> have a bad feeling about doing it ;-)
It only gets tricky, when you have two machines claiming to be the same
> It was using FibreChannel devices, which are very easy to 'move'.
> It included moving the IP address of the fileserver as well, to avoid
> the syncvldb and syncserv headache.
Yes, FibreChannels are very good for that.
Thinking more about that, you could have even the root-partition on the
external storage. Having a boot-cdrom with the right kernel+modules, all
you need to do is to plug it into the standby machine and boot it off
the cdrom. Kind of manual server virtualization...