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November 09, 2012


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One problem I have with this, Chuck, is that it presupposes failed capability in prior efforts. Widespread adoption is not a measure of all project success. Many large organizations have used Transarc AFS, then IBM AFS, and now OpenAFS for 15 years now. The problem isn't that a solution eludes the world.

Related: YourFileSystem (YFS)


Jeff, can AFS be used to migrate (and/or present) data between (from) existing CIFS shares? Or is it something which needs to be set up from scratch (I suspect the latter).

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  • Chuck Hollis
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    Previously, he was with EMC for 18 years, most of them great.

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    Chuck lives in Holliston, MA with his wife, three kids and four dogs when he's not travelling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

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