[OpenAFS] DB servers seperate from fileservers
Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
Mon, 7 Aug 2006 09:44:01 -0400
On Aug 7, 2006, at 9:03 , Christopher D. Clausen wrote:
> John Hascall <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
I wouldn't say it's necessary, especially in a small cell, but it
does make things easier.
The other suggestion I'd make is to put /vicep* on external disks
(preferably RAID...). This makes upgrades almost trivial: shut down
old fileserver, unplug disk from old machine, plug into replacement,
boot. (Well, with a hostname change for the new machine, presumably.)
brandon s. allbery [linux,solaris,freebsd,perl]
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats]
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university