[OpenAFS] Automatic move of volumes

anne salemme anne.salemme@Dartmouth.EDU
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 10:23:09 -0400

Steven Jenkins wrote:
> ....
> I hadn't really thought about people intentionally keeping their RWs &
> ROs out of sync w/each other.  I'm not clear why someone would want to
> do that -- could you elaborate?
> Steven
some examples:
   - putting in a new version of some software, and and trying it out 
before releasing it to the community
   - having a well-known, scheduled time for releasing certain volumes 
to ensure that files become available at an approximately-scheduled time 
(useful for website management, or for dealing with vos releases of very 
popular volumes typically near the top of an afs tree)

so...instead of doing random vos releases, in some sites you need to 
coordinate the vos releasing of volumes, schedule some, or do some only 
on request.
depends on the usage in the cell and what you need to accomplish.