[OpenAFS] Re: AFS Database Server migration - advice sought

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:02:32 -0500

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Andrew Deason <adeason@sinenomine.net> wro=
> On Mon, 8 Mar 2010 18:21:29 +1100
> Robert Sturrock <rns@unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
>> The new VM is configured (it's just a clone of hermes2 with the
>> name/IP changed). =A0I'm wondering if I can simply shutdown telos and
>> bring up hermes3 with its IP address? =A0The hostname will obviously be
>> different - I'm not sure if that matters to database servers. =A0(The
>> client CellServDB files use IPs and CNAMEs so that should be ok).
> Just a note... there is a field for the hostname in the CellServDB. I
> don't believe it really matters to OpenAFS if it's wrong, but it might
> be confusing to anyone in the future who's looking at the entries and
> wondering what they are. So essentially, no, there's no problem with
> just changing the hostname (Simon gives more details).

The Windows client does do lookups of that hostname and tries to use
the result. This behavior pre-existed OpenAFS.