[OpenAFS] Basic OpenAFS questions

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Fri, 11 Jul 2008 16:53:22 -0400

outsider wrote:
> Thanks for the replies guys.
> I don't think openAFS is what I'm looking for. 
> Well, maybe I should express what I am looking for, in hopes someone can
> suggest an alternative.
> - join multiple pre-formated (with the FS of my choosing) partitions on the
> same machine (on different sized drives) into one large accessible space.
> - If one drive dies, only the data on that drive is lost. All other data
> remains.
> - If I pull one drive/parttion out, it should be accessible like a regular
> partition on another system. (this means that the original FS is not
> modified, and remains accessible when the drive is removed)
> I know there's JBOD. What I 'm looking for is kinda like that, but not
> exactly.
> Prefer if this was linux based, but will take any OS.
You want one large blob of space that spans multiple discrete chunks but
uses a native fs on-disk. I think those requirements are almost mutually
exclusive. your first requirement can be met with something like a drobo
I'm not sure what meets the second requirement.