[OpenAFS] Volumes and disk partitions
Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:58:35 +0100
On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:01:03 +0000
David Miguel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have some questions concerning afs volumes and disk partitions:
> 1. An afs volume "is" a disk partition? Or a disk partition "has" afs
The latter, an AFS partition contains volumes.
> 2. All afs volumes must have the same size?
No, volumes are logical units and don't have a size. You can set
a maximum volume size (a quota, which is set on a per-volume
basis), and it's just a number -- it does not
make the volume bigger -- the volume will really occupy only
as much as the data you have in it.
> 3. If a partition "has" an afs volume, can I have many volumes in a
> 4. If a partition "is" a volume, it has to be the exact size of the
An AFS partition contains volumes. Volume's maximal size limit is
the size of the partition it is contained in, as volumes cannot
span accross multiple partitions.