[OpenAFS] /home across multiple disks
Wed, 15 Jun 2005 10:51:18 -0400
On Wednesday, June 15, 2005 10:35:57 AM -0400 Jerome Asselin
> Here's a simple yes-or-no question...
> I have two servers: X (with a /vicepa) and Y (with another /vicepa). Can
> OpenAFS be used to mount a common /home (or /afs/<cellname>/home) across
> the two servers where the total space available in /home is
> approximately the sum of the disk space of /vicepa on X and /vicepa on
No. AFS does not distribute the contents of a volume across multiple
partitions, either on the same server or on different servers.
What you can (and should) do is set up a small /afs/<cell>/home which is
replicated across both servers, and then create separate volumes for each
user, mounted inside it. Each individual user's volume would reside on
only one server, but it is easy to move them around to balance space usage
(in fact, there are automated tools available for this), and such moves are