From: Sung Kim <hunkims@ho...> - 2002-10-16 21:06:43
>From: Marcelo Silva <msilva@...>
>Subject: Davfs Questions
>Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 11:58:01 -0700
>I'm serching for a centralized storage solution when I found this
>I want to know if this solution to shared file systems is bandwith
>extensive and how works the cache, if you can write a file to the
>file system and the cache daemon sincronize it later with the
>server depending on the conection usage.
>How it works with Staroffice?
>What I want is make an Intranet where all workstations are Linux,
>with an open suite, and store all files centralized, so I can replace
>that workstation in case of HW failure, or reinstall the software
>(OS and so) whithout warring about the user's files. Can I use
>Davfs to do so? The corporate conections are slow and I'm
>looking for a solution that use as low bandwith as possible.
>Tahnks a lot for your time.
>Sorry if my english isn't very well :-)
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From: michael will <michael@fo...> - 2002-10-17 20:51:14
I think what you are looking for is not davfs.
I see three solutions that make sense:
1. If you just need a networked filesystem, thats NFS.
2. If you want a networked filesystem that caches
staroffice binaries and libraries after they are
loaded the first time, thats AFS.
IBM/TransArc released something under the GPL,
check out the details on http://www.openafs.org/
3. If you can do with a local filesystem and a special
synchronization process, there is a very efficient
solution out there called RSYNC. It transmits compressed
diffs against existing files.
Check out http://www.rsync.org/
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