[OpenAFS] Is OpenAFS for me?
Tue, 07 Mar 2006 09:51:24 -0500
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Sorry if this has been answered but after several days trying to narrow
down to a dristributed filesystem, I am still unsure what to pick. I
have narrowed it down to two: OpenAFS, and GFS.
Here is what I need:
1) Automatic data replication to multiple computers each with a drive
dedicated to the OpenAFS volume. If one computer goes down, the data is
still available from another computer.
1a) I plan on having 10 to 15 computers exporting one 400-500GB
drive..How many drives/computers can I lose without jeopardizing the
2a) What happens to the OpenAFS system if I have to bring all the
computers down, one by one?
2) Expandable. Can I add another 400-500GB drive to a new computer and
add it to an existing OpenAFS volume?
3) Does OpenAFS need RAID for redundancy or is it taken care of at the
4) Is there a 2GB file limitation? (I have read conflicting reports)
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