Coda File System

Re: replicated servers

From: Patrick Walsh <>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 08:17:48 -0600
On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 07:13 -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Good points, but it makes me comment that it would be nice to somehow
> have a server process or computer be able to operate in multiple
> realms.

        I understand realms and I don't have any need to put a
machine in two realms.  My original question related to setting up a
replicating server.  The second realm thing was because there's no dns
setup on my test boxes and without that realms entry I have to use the
ip address to access the replica (the /etc/hosts file is configured
properly on all machines, but apparently coda ignores it unless it finds
a name in a realms entry).

        I found a bug in which accessing a realm that includes a server
and then accessing that server directly (by IP or whatever) causes coda
to act funny, disconnect from the machine, and put the RVM into a bad

	Please, someone help me with my original questions:

        *** Do I have to do any sort of volume creation on the scm or
the replica to get that replica to host certain volumes that are already
on the scm?  A volutil command or a config file edit?

        *** My secondary question: how do I test to see if the replica
really has copies of the scm's files?  (I plan on disconnecting the scm,
flushing the cash on the client and testing that way, but I'm hoping
there's an easier way.)

Patrick Walsh
eSoft Incorporated
303.444.1600 x3350

Received on 2005-04-08 10:19:22