[OpenAFS] AFS outage, impact of "moving" root.cell.readonly, root.afs.readonly

anne salemme anne.salemme@Dartmouth.EDU
Thu, 10 May 2007 15:13:15 -0400

> In fact, you should be using 'vos delentry' and 'vos zap'
> VERY rarely as well.
> Used properly, vos addsite, vos release, and vos remove do
> everything you will want 95% of the time... and they do the
> right thing with the VLDB.  Instead, you are using "emergency"
> commands on a regular basis which subvert either the disk
> image or the VLDB consistency.  You're going to get yourself
> in a real mess of a VLDB in time this way.
it's a good idea to make some practice volumes and run through 
"emergency" scenarios with the volumes, so that you can use the 
appropriate commands in a non-pressure situation, and learn what they 
do. not that there's anything wrong with learning in a real emergency...8-)

other ones that you really want to understand before using in a "real" 
situation: vos syncserv and vos syncvldb. once you understand these 
commands, it's obvious how to use them. so...beginners, go ahead and 
practice, practice, practice.