[Horribly [OT]] OpenAFS / distributed filesystems - yay or nay?

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 12:57:05 BST 2006

On 26 Oct 2006, at 12:29, Dirk Koopman wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 11:54 +0100, john_oshea at wordbank.com wrote:
>> Do any of you kind souls have any real-world experience of OpenAFS or
>> other distributed filesystems? Are they worth the effort, or  
>> should we
>> just buy a bunch of bandwidth and have done with it?
> AFS is very mature and will do what you want. However, if you are
> sending large files (as opposed to merely having large directories  
> with
> lots of small(er) files) then you will still need some reasonable
> bandwidth.

What he said.

Although you might be able to cobble something together with rsync
that does the same thing with added -z goodness.

Dave Hodgkinson - Music photography

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