[OpenAFS] OpenAFS with RAID

ted creedon tcreedon@easystreet.com
Thu, 29 Dec 2005 08:38:53 -0800

Here /usr/afs is on its own partition as well as the  /vicepxx's.

As long as /usr/afs is intact - or backed up - the partitions can be 
physically moved to a new server or recovered or whatever.

When new hardware is built, the drives are physiclly relocated to the 
new server and voila...


Christof Hanke wrote:
>> 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 server...;-)
>> 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...
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