[OpenAFS] quick newbie AFS question

J S vervoom@hotmail.com
Wed, 26 Oct 2005 16:28:04 +0000

>On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 11:12, J S wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have set up a read-write AFS volume on box A, and mounted this to a
> > directory called /afs/logs/auth which is being used by processes on 
>boxes A
> > and B.
> >
> > My question is, if box A goes down, will the process on box B still be 
> > to log to /afs/logs/auth?
>No.  If the fileserver (box A) goes down, none of the files/volumes
>there are available.
> > Also, do I have to set up a read-only volume for this?
>Yes, but the RO volume will need to be on a second fileserver (box C) in
>order to be available if box A goes down.  If you create a RO volume on
>the same machine, that will help if you loose the partition that holds
>the RW volume, but won't help if the whole thing crashes.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > JS.
> >

Thanks for your reply. I'm still not sure how I get round the problem for 
box B writing its logs to /asf/logs/auth if box A goes down though?