FreeBSD & OpenAFS
jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Apr 4 20:35:00 UTC 2007
> Hi Jerry,
> I found your posts regarding FreeBSD 6.1 and AFS in my search to
> possibly make it work (I'm running a mix of 6.1 and (testing) 6.2) on our
> various machines and was was wondering if you found anymore answers.
You should probably post this type of thing to an appropriate list,
such as freebsd-questions or OpenAFS where more people with better
knowledge than I have will see it.
> Some background to my project:
> I'm looking for a replacement for NFS. I want to share jails across a
> cluster of machines for "virtualized" servers a la the Linux Virtual
> Machine. I'm looking for a file sharing system that will behave nicer
> than NFS and thought AFS might be an answer? I also liked how all the
> drives in the various machines can act together as a large share, rather
> than having to have a dedicated drive array. Especially with the cheap
> abundant SATA2 storage that is available these days.
> Any experience you care to share or advice you might wish to offer would
> be appreciated.
As for AFS, I needed only a client. The university maintains the server
which, I think still, they run on AIX. So ended up installing Arla
on a machine running FreeBSD 5.5. It would not work on 6.1, nor
But, I have read that OpenAFS now works on 6.2 or maybe it was 7.0 --
any the latest of FreeBSD. I have not tried that since currently
the Arla install is serving my needs.
> Nestor Wheelock
> Systems Architect
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