Coda File System

some scenario question

From: Ivan Popov <>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 16:48:36 +0200 (MET DST)

I can't answer myself the follofing question and hope
somebody here can!

If there are two or more servers
carrying the same read-write replicated volumes,
and if one of the servers temporarily goes down,
that's no problem. Reintegration happens automagically.

But what if one of the servers goes down because of a hardware fail
and I need to reinstall it from scratch?

Can I avoid using (tape) backups of the lost replica?
In other words, can I recreate a replica from other replicas?

Or have I to set up a new and "empty" server and for each existing volume
create a new full-replicated volume, copy the existing volume data over
to it, then mount it instead of the old volume (that one missing a

I hope the whole thing may be done by some Coda automagic instead :)
as there is enough information to recreate the replica (am I wrong?).

R of TFM did not clear the situation.

Another aspect is how could I add servers, extending the set of replicas
(i.e. had 2 servers, volumes replicated x 2, now I want to have the same
volumes replicated x 3 on three servers. create + copy + remount?)

Thanks in advance,
Ivan Popov <>
Systemman, Driftavdelningen, Matematiska institutionen, Chalmers
Received on 1999-09-27 10:55:18