[OpenAFS] Search Engine for OpenAFS
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:55:15 +0100
This mirrors my requirements exactly. We did think about a client-side but d=
iscarded it for the same reasons. Why have 100 clients indexing when you ca=
n just have 1 or 2 servers
Very disappointing :-(
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> On 20 Aug 2014, at 18:37, Jeffrey Altman <email@example.com> wr=
>> On 8/20/2014 1:08 PM, Phil Bartlett wrote:
>> We have just installed OpenAFS across several sites. We would like to ins=
tall somekind of centralised "search engine" that can index AFS realms. Can a=
nyone recommend one?
>> Phil Bartlett
> There is no good indexing/search engine for AFS cells.
> My requirements are:
> 1. indexing by the file servers not the clients
> 2. storage of the index on a per volume basis. This is
> required so that the index is correct for each readonly
> and backup volume clone.
> 3. a distributed search service that spans all file servers
> so that a request issued to one file server is serviced
> by all of the file servers that contain relevant volumes
> without duplication of effort.
> 4. result sets only contain matching items that are accessible
> to the authenticated entity issuing the query.
> 5. integration with client OS search libraries
> Wish list items include:
> 1. The ability to issue persistent queries that use the
> AFS callback mechanism to notify clients when the
> result set has changed.
> 2. Automatic generation of thumbnails and other commonly
> accessed metadata on the file server.
> I want to implement these capabilities in YFS but I suspect it is going
> to be quite a while before that happens.
> In the meantime, a client side indexing solution can be used for a
> single platform. The downsides are the network traffic and the view is
> only applicable to a single user entity.
> Jeffrey Altman