[OpenAFS] Changing the hostname of AFS server

dave first linux4dave@gmail.com
Thu, 4 Dec 2008 14:41:58 -0800

Yes, I am in full agreement about NOT using the root filesystem for
non-system data.  In the department to which I belong, there's a bit
of a religious war about this.  But these systems will be under my
control, and I fully subscribe to the notion of keeping application
data separate from the system files and data.

That said,  I haven't used "gparted" before - and am now going off to
investigate.  Thanks for the pointer!


On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 2:30 PM, Charles Curley
<charlescurley@charlescurley.com> wrote:

> Not quite. During installation you can:
> mkdir /vicepa; touch /vicepa/AlwaysAttach
> However, I recommend against using the root partition for the reason
> Esther Filderman already mentioned.
> Also because eventually some clueless user (or clueless daemon or
> clueless...) will try to shove several terabytes onto your server, and
> will fill up the partition. Better that user/daemon/whatever should
> fill up an AFS only partition than your root partition. Filling up the
> partition that AFS uses for storing its metadata on is not nice for
> AFS, never mind a lot of other software.
> Please take the time to use gparted to shrink your root partition and
> create one or more partitions for /vicep*.
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