[OpenAFS] General OpenAFS question
Sun, 05 Aug 2007 14:25:12 -0400
Christopher D. Clausen wrote:
> infoshare <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
You could also mount the multiple iSCSI drives as an AFS server
partition, but I wouldn't recommended it because as Chris said, one
server going down takes everything down.