[OpenAFS] running vos from "another" machine
Dexter 'Kim' Kimball
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 10:09:44 -0600
"vos" per se doesn't require the /usr/afs/etc directory
OTOH "vos" with "-localauth" _does_ require the up-to-date
"-localauth" essentially means "I'm root on this here machine that has a
KeyFile so create some AFS admin credentials for me." =20
Without the KeyFile "vos ... -localauth" simply can't create the
token/ticket you require.
If you sftp /usr/afs/etc/KeyFile from one of your AFS servers to the
client-only box from which you're running vos you'll be up and running =
"vos .... -localauth"
When you change keys remember to update the KeyFile on your admin =
Putting the KeyFile on a client isn't a good idea unless the machine in
question is secure/limited access, which yours is.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ron=20
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 4:07 PM
Subject: RE: [OpenAFS] running vos from "another" machine
I have installed/setup :
now if I try to do a vos dump like :
vos dump -id homestaff.cowboy.backup -f
/data/afs-dump/homestaff.cowboy.backup -localauth =20
vsu_ClientInit: Could not process files in configuration directory
could not initialize VLDB library (code=3D4294967295)=20
And when I look in /usr/afs, then /usr/afs/etc isn't there.
So I assume in order to use vos it needs to be there.=20
What needs to be
in it ? the same thing/stuff as in the=20
>....., so be sure to have a local account or a local=20
password for your=20
I have a local account on that machine.
> You'll have to klog after you log in.
right.. and that seems to work just fine.
>I'm sure we could come up with something more complicated :)
;-) looking forward to it...
oh and btw, in case you're wondering why I want this.. I=20
want to dump
the volumes on a "backup server" that no one has access to.
(other stuff is dumped/archived on that machine too)
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