[OpenAFS] Automatic move of volumes

John Hascall john@iastate.edu
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:47:44 CDT

> 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?

> 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)

I'm with Steve on this one.  Deliberately depending on the
desynchronization of an RO copy from its RW for any significant
period of time seems like something that is going to bite you
in the ass someday.