[OpenAFS] Shutdown/startup of entire cell

Garance A Drosihn drosih@rpi.edu
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:44:34 -0500

On 1/10/13 11:14 PM, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> You can shutdown the file servers without shutting down the
> database servers.  During the outage the database servers
> may lose the ability to elect a master.  Therefore you should
> avoid making any database changes during the outage window.

I should have added that the database servers are all on a
single network switch, so unless something goes REALLY wrong
they won't lose contact with each other.  I can't imagine we
would be making any database changes.  I'm just hoping to
survive the upgrade.

> I would run one file server with a single local disk partition
> containing a readonly site for the root.afs and root.cell volumes.
> This could be on one of the database servers.

Hmm.  Clever idea!

> I would shutdown any file server with network attached storage
> for the length of the outage window.
> I would also place a README file in the root.cell root directory
> describe the outage for those that might check.
> If you are going to shutdown the database servers.  Shut them
> down after the fileservers and restart them before the file
 > servers.
> Jeffrey Altman

Thanks for the quick answers!