[OpenAFS] how to increase space

J S vervoom@hotmail.com
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 09:53:50 +0000

Is there any risk of losing the data or messing up the AFS if I replace 
ptserver, vlserver, kaserver, buserver?

>Good grief, you people are making this way harder than it has to be.
>You already have a working fileserver running IBM AFS.  You should probably 
>think about upgrading, but if that means going from an inode fileserver to 
>a namei one, the only sane way to do that is to set up a _new_ server 
>running OpenAFS and move the volumes to it.  Don't even think about a live 
>HOWEVER, your current problem is unrelated to the fileserver itself -- the 
>issue is that there is a bug in the way dbserver elections are handled, 
>which causes it not to work after Jan 10, 2004.  To make this problem go 
>away, all you need to do is update your database servers -- the clients and 
>fileservers can be left alone.
>To do this, either build OpenAFS with --enable-transarc-paths, or download 
>the binaries from IBM (if you are a current AFS support customer, your 
>support contact should have received email with details on where to get 
>updated binaries).  Then replace only the four database servers in 
>/usr/afs/bin: ptserver, vlserver, kaserver, buserver.  Finally, use 'bos 
>restart' to restart each of these, to get them to pick up the new data.
>In reality, you only _need_ to do this update on your lower-numbered 
>database server, since only the coordinator needs the patch and in your 
>configuration (with 2 database servers), only the serevr with the lowest IP 
>address will ever be coordinator.
>Once you've done this upgrade, you should again be able to create and move 
>-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <jhutz+@cmu.edu>
>   Sr. Research Systems Programmer
>   School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
>   Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
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