Oct 17 – 21, 2016
US/Pacific timezone

AFS phaseout at CERN

Oct 20, 2016, 9:30 AM
Building 50 Auditorium (LBNL)

Building 50 Auditorium


Berkeley, CA 94720
Storage & Filesystems Storage and Filesystems


Jan Iven (CERN)


(Open)AFS has been used at CERN as general purpose filesystem for Linux homedirectories and project space for over 20 years. It has an excellent track record, but is showing its age. It is now slowly being phased out due to concerns on the project's long-term viability. The talk will briefly explain CERN's reasons for phasing out, give an overview of the process, introduce the migration targets for the various use cases (primarily EOS-FUSE), and highlight the challenges (and opportunities) of this migration.

Primary author

Jan Iven (CERN)

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