[OpenAFS] Re: afs vs nfs

lamont@scriptkiddie.org lamont@scriptkiddie.org
Thu, 24 Nov 2005 00:25:58 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 23 Nov 2005, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> Cells are demarcations of authorization boundaries.   If your Bangalore
> and New York offices are both controlled by the same authorities then
> they should not be separate cells.
> What you want to happen in this case is for your volumes to be migrated
> from the New York servers to the Bangalore servers within the same cell.

Then how would you setup a company that had a single administrative and 
authorization domain and a dozen geographically diverse offices? 
Separating the database servers geographically isn't a very good option, 
and running everything over the WAN isn't a very good option either. 
Particularly with regards to bangalore, your transit will tend to suck and 
it would be good not to have to go over the WAN to your database servers.