FreeBSD & OpenAFS

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed Apr 4 20:40:19 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 01:35:22PM -0500, Nestor Wheelock wrote:

Another thing I forgot to include:
You might want to take a look at ZFS.   It comes from Sun, but
I understand will be supported in FreeBSD 7.0 and after.   It
might not be quite what you are looking for, but it's worth a look.

Sun is making it Open source and free.  It is supposed to be included
in Open Solaris as well as FreeBSD 7.xx and maybe some others.


and Google for others.


> 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.
> 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.
> Nestor Wheelock
> Systems Architect

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