[OpenAFS] AFS suggestions
Wed, 27 Jul 2005 23:27:11 +0200 (CEST)
On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I'm intrigued by the "(yet)"?
We have a student working on the problem. But he is still evaluating
> I also have applications for r/w replicas. It would be entirely acceptable
> for me to mirror writes transparently across two fileservers and be able to
> treat that just like a normal r/w volume, with notification of exceptions due
> to one of the fileservers failing. I'm going to wind up writing code like
> that myself otherwise and playing shuffle magic with volumes -- a transparent
> r/w mirror would save a lot of development time...
There are methods outside AFS, e.g. drbd-device, which could be used for
a kind of rw-replication.
> And RAID controllers can puke and ruin your whole day no matter how you
> architect your array...
Exactly. One is the hapiest man, when one recognizes, that only the
controller died but not the data stored on the disks.
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