[OpenAFS] errors moving volumes
Wed, 14 Sep 2005 13:21:02 -0400
On Wednesday, September 14, 2005 13:29:22 -0300 Maurizio Santini
> I'm trying to move volumes out of an 100% full partition but I get the
> following error...
> [root@disk260 logs]# Failed to clone the source volume 537922141
> Volume not attached, does not exist, or not on line
> vos move: operation interrupted, cleanup in progress...
> clear transaction contexts
> move incomplete - attempt cleanup of target partition - no guarantee
> cleanup complete - user verify desired result
The problem is that ordinarily, part of the process of moving a volume
involves making a clone of it, and with the partition completely full,
there is no room to write even the small amount of data required to create
Fortunately, we now have a solution to this problem. If you use the -live
switch to 'vos move', it will use the live RW volume instead of making a
clone. This means the volume will be "busy" for the entire duration of the
move, instead of just a short time at the beginning and end of the
operation. However, it will work even when the source partition is full.
-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <email@example.com>
Sr. Research Systems Programmer
School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA