[OpenAFS] Making virtual disk by using workstations free space.
Tue, 05 Jun 2007 10:12:38 +0200
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Yes and no.
In AFS storage space is organized in units that are called =22volumes=22.=
volumes are hosted by one or several servers and mounted somewhere in the=
For the client it does not matter at all, where a volume is located and
therefore one could argue that you could use those 100 workstations as se=
and get a overall capacity of 500 GB in your /afs hierarchy.
But you won't get a contiguous file space where you could store a 500 GB =
In your case the maximum file size is limited by the size of the correspo=
volume, which is limited by the partition size of the server.=20
Was this explanation understandable? Right now I don't know how to explai=
And aside from the above, it is not really desireable to have that many=20
servers that all need to be managed.
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