[OpenAFS] Moving volumes
Garance A Drosihn
Thu, 12 Oct 2006 21:59:32 -0400
At 5:29 PM -0400 10/12/06, Marcus Watts wrote:
>Jeffrey Hutzelman <email@example.com> had flamed:
> > On Thursday, October 12, 2006 04:47:39 PM -0400 Sanjay Dharmavaram
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > I am installing a new AFS server on my network which already has
> > > an AFS server running. The aim is to replace the already running
> > > server with the new one. Is there anyway I can copy volumes and
> > > user accounts from the old server onto the new server? (I would
> > > prefer copying instead of moving so that I don't lose data if I
> > > screw up).
>Here's what Russ actually said:
> > Well, normally you just use vos move to move all the volumes from
> > one file server to the other. But the way in which you're asking
> > the question makes me think that there may be some deeper
> > misunderstandings.
> > AFS volumes should live in only one place (except for read-only
> > replicas), so you probably don't want to try to copy one volume to
> > multiple servers at the same time unless you have very special needs.
>which I'm guessing the original correspondent might not have found
>completely helpful in any case. Useful information that might enable
>others to give more useful answers would include:
> is this an AFS *file server*
> is this an AFS *db server*
> is this a kerberos KDC?
>(these answers are not mutually exclusive).
One more question. From the original question, it is not clear to
me if you (Sanjay ) brought up a new server as part of your already-
existing AFS cell, or if you brought up this new server as part of
some *separate* AFS cell which you had put together for testing
Just wanted to make sure we understand what you're trying to do.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = email@example.com
Senior Systems Programmer or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or email@example.com