[OpenAFS] Re: why afs backup is so poorly supported
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:33:24 -0400
On Monday, October 09, 2006 11:20:09 PM -0400 Derrick J Brashear
> The AFS fileserver wasn't designed to solve this. The AFS protocol and
> client certainly could be used to solve it.
You're correct, of course. You _could_ solve the
share-the-local-filesystem problem using the AFS protocol and client. I've
even written a fileserver that does this, to a limited extent. But doing
it correctly and efficiently will require help from the kernel and the
filesystems you want to export, just as it does for NFS. It will also
require a nontrivial investment of time.
-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <email@example.com>
Sr. Research Systems Programmer
School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA