[OpenAFS] Using AFS dB clone

Hartmut Reuter reuter@rzg.mpg.de
Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:48:48 +0100

If you want do avoid that your secondary db server with the lowest IP-address 
ever becomes sync site it's correct to use -clone for it. However, in case your 
main server goes down you will loose the sync site until it is back up if you 
don't have a another non-clone db-server.

-Hartmut Reuter

Tom Mukunnemkeril wrote:
> I currently have just one AFS database server and was considering setting up
> another machine to just be a clone for back up purposes.
> I was looking at the documentation for bos addhost and it indicates under the
> -clone option that this should be used with caution.
> Are there any issues I need to watch out for to set this machine as a clone.
> Additionally, this machine has a lower IP Address and I don't want it to be
> considered a sync site.
> I'm currently running openafs 1.6.0 on my client/servers and linux kernel
> on Slackware 13.37 machines (64 bit).
> Bos addhost Page: http://docs.openafs.org/Reference/8/bos_addhost.html
> Based on discussion about 1.4.x quorum election:
> https://lists.openafs.org/pipermail/openafs-info/2011-October/037050.html
> Tom Mukunnemkeril
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