[OpenAFS] DB servers seperate from fileservers

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Mon, 7 Aug 2006 08:03:47 -0500

John Hascall <john@iastate.edu> wrote:
>> This means that, during about 10 days, DB servers with 2 different
>> versions of OpenAFS will have to cohabit (1 x 1.4.1 and 2 x 1.2.13,
>> then 2 x 1.4.1 and 1 x 1.2.13, before the final 3 x 1.4.1).
> I suspect it will work.  None the less it sounds like you
> have put fileservers on your DB servers.  This is really
> not ideal.

Why not?  I too run fileservers on AFS DB servers.

> Since you seem to have new hardware in hand,
> you might consider this as an opportunity to split your
> DB and fileserver functions across machines.  A DB(only) server
> typically needs far less resources than a fileserver, so
> running them on less-capable hardware is fine.

Christopher D. Clausen