[OpenAFS] Re: cyrus with storage in afs?

Adam Megacz megacz@cs.berkeley.edu
Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:25:45 -0700

Robert Banz <banz@umbc.edu> writes:
> Don't try to use Cyrus on AFS.  It's a losing proposition from a
> performance and data integrity standpoint.

Sorry to resurrect an old thread here, but I recently got grilled on
this point and was embarrassed at being unable to give a precise
ansewr...  assuming that performance is no concern whatsoever, what
exactly are the data integrity issues that come up when using AFS to
store Cyrus data?

When I mentioned this to some folks who were considering adopting AFS,
it scared them -- I assume the thoughts going through their heads were
"if AFS can corrupt my Cyrus messages in plain flat files, it could
corrupt all the rest of my data!"

  - a

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