[OpenAFS] volume already exists

Simon Wilkinson sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk
Sun, 18 Jan 2009 14:53:13 +0000

On 18 Jan 2009, at 14:35, Matthias Teege wrote:

> I try to create a volume on a new fileserver but it fails with
> # vos create afs-2.ecample.com /vicepa data.one
> Could not change quota, continuing...
>   VOLSER: permission denied, not a super user

> If I run vos create again I've  got:
> # vos create afs-2.ecample.com /vicepa data.one
> Volume data.one already exists
> Error in vos create command.
> but vos listvol afs-2 is empty and there is no .vol file on afs-2:/ 
> vicepa.

You have the required permissions on the database servers, but not on  
the fileserver. So the volume has been created in the VLDB, but not on  
the server in question.
Running vos syncvldb (see the man page for options) against the server  
and partition in question should allow you to try again.