[OpenAFS] Automatic move of volumes
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 12:21:48 -0400
On 10/24/07, Derrick Brashear <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> not everyone has VMS.
*nod*, although it has been documented in public (at least some of the
pieces) for quite some time. It seems CMU takes a similar approach,
and I suspect others out there have 'rolled their own'. From the 'me
too's using vos release to handle versioning, it appears having a
general system more widely available would scratch a real itch.
> it has nothing to do with namespace management.
> nothing is as easy as "vos release" to copy data around.
It has _everything_ to do with namespace management. In absence of
better tools, people are using vos release to do just that. Note that
vos release isn't a bad tool; it's just being stretched beyond its
design because people need a way to do versioning of their namespaces.
I think it would be very useful if someone had the time/energy to
build a 'vms-lite' that people could adopt at their sites. That seems
a more strategic direction than trying to extend RO capabilities.
That may be more of an openafs-devel or AFS3-standardization
discussion rather than openafs-info, though -- I don't know.
I also realize that building something like that is non-trivial. If
people are interested in doing that, though, it seems a widely-needed