[OpenAFS] General OpenAFS question

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Sun, 05 Aug 2007 14:25:12 -0400

Christopher D. Clausen wrote:
> 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 
> down.
> <<CDC 

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.