[OpenAFS] General OpenAFS question

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Sun, 5 Aug 2007 13:10:26 -0500

infoshare <info@infoshare-consulting.com> wrote:
> Some of the servers are not windows based and one of them are still
> only an xp professional system (which doesn't support windows dfs).
> Does anyone know of a system that would allow me to have one virtual
> volume that spans multiple systems?  I'm not worried about having
> much functionality beyond this feature.

You could share all your extra disk space using a block-level protocol 
like iSCSI and then have a single host span all the volumes together. 
This should work across multiple platforms, although you may have to pay 
for iSCSI Target software on Windows.  The iSCSI initiators (clients) 
are generally freely available for nearly all OSes (single exception 
being Mac OS X.)

Note that if any one system goes down, all the space is likely to be