[OpenAFS] Further TransArc -> OpenAFS musings/planning

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Wed, 16 Aug 2006 15:46:40 -0400

On Wednesday, August 16, 2006 03:28:54 PM -0400 Ken Hornstein 
<kenh@cmf.nrl.navy.mil> wrote:

>> I don't know of any reason why this wouldn't work, but I have to admit
>> that I'm really partial to transferring the database over protocol rather
>> than making the new server read the old disk file format.  I know that if
>> you bring up a new server and let Ubik handle the replication, you don't
>> have to worry about endianness, word size, etc., and I'm not sure about
>> just copying the disk file.
> AFAIK, Ubik's concept is a "shared disk file"; at the level replication
> is handled, it has no idea what the underlying database format is.
> So while I also prefer to have Ubik copy it over, just using cp or
> whatever should be fine (all of the AFS databases use network byte
> order internally).

That's correct.  Just copying the file will work fine.

-- Jeff