[OpenAFS] Re: obsolete volumes

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Thu, 01 Feb 2007 10:24:26 -0500

On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 03:44:35 PM -0800 Renata Maria Dart 
<renata@slac.stanford.edu> wrote:

> Hi Jeff,
> Does -showsuid also imply -nowrite, or can it be used with -nowrite
> to avoid taking the server out?

Yes, -showsuid also implies -nowrite.
In general, you can always use -nowrite to run the salvager in a read-only 
mode where it will only tell you what it would do, rather than actually 
doing anything.  This eliminates any need to shut down the fileserver; 
however, you only get that benefit if you run the salvager by hand - the 
'bos salvage' command only knows how to handle a limited number of salvager 

Remember that if you run the salvager by hand and do not use one of 
-nowrite, -showmounts, or -showsuid, you must shut down the fileserver 
first.  Otherwise you risk damaging volumes.

-- Jeff