[OpenAFS] New Server problems

Michael Robokoff mrobo@ahpcrc.org
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 10:34:17 -0500

Actually, I found the problem. This was the result of the
bos command not actually restarting the processes. I have 
all the CellServBD files the same now and all are running.
I just had to manually kill and restart the processes.

Thanks for the info tho.


Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 13, 2004 08:09:29 -0500 Michael Robokoff 
> <mrobo@ahpcrc.org> wrote:
>> I have built and installed 2 new afs servers to replace some older
>> equipment and I am have a strange problem and I was wondering if
>> anyone can help with this.
>> Here is the problem. The 3 original servers are a, b, & c. The new
>> servers are a1 & b1. When I add the new servers as database servers to a,
>> b, & c's  CellServDB file and restart the DB services all works fine. The
>> problem is when I add b1 to a1's CellServDB file and restart the db
>> services or if I add a1 to b1's  CellServDB file and restart the db
>> services. In either case the DB services fail
>> to start as shown by bos status output below.
> Uh.  You are asking for trouble if the CellServDB's are not the same on 
> all of your database servers.  The voting algorithm requires that every 
> server's copy of the server list be identical, or bad things will happen.
> You included fairly boring output from 'bos status', but nothing from 
> the logfiles.  If you loog at the logs, the ptserver and vlserver should 
> indicate _why_ they are failing to start.
> -- 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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Thank you,

Michael Robokoff
Systems Programmer / Administrator
Army High Performance Computing Research Center

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