[OpenAFS] errors moving volumes

Maurizio Santini msantini@pictage.com.ar
Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:58:28 -0300

Thank you Jeffrey for your answer,

Moving a volume from the 100% full partition to another partition within
the same server let me then move a volume from the server with the full
partition to another. Don't know why it worked though.

BTW is the -live switch related to openafs 1.3.87?


On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 14:21, Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
> On Wednesday, September 14, 2005 13:29:22 -0300 Maurizio Santini 
> <msantini@pictage.com.ar> wrote:
> > 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 
> the clone.
> 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) <jhutz+@cmu.edu>
>    Sr. Research Systems Programmer
>    School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
>    Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA