[OpenAFS] Transitioning from IBM Transarc to OpenAFS Help

Ken Hornstein kenh@cmf.nrl.navy.mil
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:11:23 -0500

>Here, we are debating about a couple of ways to transition:
>I'd really like some feedback, either in the appropriate forum or 
>personally, on experiences or thoughts.  There isn't a lot publicly out 
>there on a big transition like this.

I think enough people have weighed in on how easy it is to go from Transarc
AFS to OpenAFS.  Generally, you just swap binaries.

I suspect your technical types are underestimating how much your cell
name gets embedded into the infrastructure of your site.  I am not
aware of anyone who's actually attempted such a thing (and lived to
tell about it).

Each of the steps you refer you (switching over to new software, K5
integration, etc etc), can be done in small steps and still support older
client software.