[OpenAFS] Additional fileserver on Debian

Stefan Strandberg stefan@cae.wisc.edu
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 11:08:39 -0500

Update on this:

Immediately after sending this, we took another look and discovered that
for some reason multiple bosserver processes were starting, and one
was starting before the iscsi was mounted.  So there were old fileserver
and volserver processes that weren't getting killed.  A kill -9 of those
and a restart of the bosserver fixed it right up.

So, I feel foolish, but at least if anyone else has this silly problem,
the solution is in the archives :)


On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 10:34:24AM -0500, Stefan Strandberg wrote:
> Hi,
> We have an existing AFS installation on 3 aging sun machines.  My goal
> is to phase them out and replace them with vmware virtual servers, with
> storage on an iscsi device.  I've set up one test machine, prepared the
> iscsi disk to have /vicepa, b, and c, and installed openafs-fileserver
> on it.  (Debian Etch)
> I have copied the files from one of the sun machines into
> /etc/openafs/the appropriate subdirectory, and run the following
> command:
>  bos create <host> fs fs -cmd /usr/lib/openafs/fileserver \
>   -cmd /usr/lib/openafs/volserver \
>   -cmd /usr/lib/openafs/salvager -localauth
> from README.servers in the debian package, obviously substituting my
> server name.
> It is running bosserver, and responds to queries for its logs, e.g.
> bos getlog <host> BosLog
> from a different machine returns the log, but it doesn't seem to be
> seeing its partitions.  I have made sure that the bosserver was started
> after the iscsi filesystems were mounted, and also openafs seems to have
> created its "Lock" directories on each of /vicepa - c.  However, 
> vos listvol <server> 
> shows no partitions, and attempting to create a volume on any /vicepX
> fails.
> I'm kind of at a loss here, and I'm not familiar with the server end of
> openafs, so I'm guessing I have missed something basic.  If anybody has
> any advice at all, that would be greatly appreciated since I seem to be
> stuck.
> Thanks,
> -stefan
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> Stefan Strandberg
> UNIX group
> Computer Aided Engineering - UW Madison
> stefan@cae.wisc.edu
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Stefan Strandberg
UNIX group
Computer Aided Engineering - UW Madison