[OpenAFS] Server down, other server ready to serve its data: vos delentry question
Mon, 31 Jul 2006 16:03:55 -0400
AFS fileserver 'downserver' is down and unbootable.
It served both RW and RO volumes. A list of these
volumes is attainable via vos listvldb. Let's assume
'downserver' is going to have to be down for a week.
AFS fileserver 'up' is up.
AFS fileserver 'up' has 'downserver's old /vice
partitions mounted (they are no longer physically
connected to 'downserver').
fs has been restarted on 'up'.
I can't easily test these.
Obviously a 'vos syncvldb up' needs to happen at some point.
1. Is it necessary (and wise) to use 'vos delentry -server
downserver' beforehand to avoid VLDB issues?
2. OR... will 'vos syncvldb downserver' then 'vos syncvldb
up' cause the dead VLDB entries to clear out due to the
server being inaccessible?