[OpenAFS] San Storage & AFS servers

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 14 Jun 2005 13:30:40 -0700

Steve Devine <sdevine@msu.edu> writes:

> Looks like we are getting a SAN. Anyone out there using a SAN for your
> afs file servers?

Yup, we're using SAN pretty extensively.

> Any gotchas out there? My understanding is that the lun looks like an
> attached local drive so I can't imagine it won't work.

Not really, no.  As soon as you get the storage available as a drive, AFS
just works fine.

> The question is whether its a good use of expensive storage.

If you get more reliability out of SAN disk, then it depends on whether
you put critical data into AFS.  We certainly do, so we've been happy
with the additional reliability we get from our SAN.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>