Coda File System

Re: updating files to a new coda server

From: Ivan Popov <>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:08:26 +0100
On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 12:14:16PM -0300, Gabriel B. wrote:
> Hi, thanks to you guys i now can use coda :)
> The question remaining: i have some gigabites of data that i have to
> drop in the coda server. and all that data is already on the server
> (and only there).
> I readed on the manual some zillions of advices to not to run venus
> where vice is runing. So, will i have to setup nfs so the client can
> populate the server with it's own data? it just doesn't seem
> pratical...

The most practical is to make life of the server easier while you populate
Coda with data. Otherwise you will easily suffer disconnections and the
notorious "single client conflicts". Creating filetrees (and removing them)
belongs to the slowest / "hardest" operations on Coda - and can be tricky
for reintegrations, so you want to stay connected for massive updates.

"cfs strong; cfs cs" is your friend.

So, move the data to another host with a Coda client - over nfs,
scp, netcat, smb or any other means - and slowly copy it to Coda.
It will save you a lot of trouble.

Otherwise, theoretically, you can do it on the same host.
In an ideal world it doesn't make a difference.

Received on 2005-03-10 11:09:52