[OpenAFS] AFS Fileserver Won't Start --> Can't Release root.cell or root.afs

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Fri, 5 Oct 2007 08:16:42 -0500

Kim Kimball <dhk@ccre.com> wrote:
> You might also try
> vos remove <server> <partition> <volumename>.readonly     #for each
> readonly instance
> vos backup <volumename>
> vos dump <volumename>.backup | vos restore <server> <partition>
> <volumename> -overwrite full
> Use the same volume name for each instance of <volumename>
> This will give you a new volumeID for <volumename> which will be
> reflected in the VLDB. Then "vos addsite" to replace the RO sites.
> Then "vos release"

I was going to suggest that, but I figured it may not actually clear up 
the problem and could potentially just waste a lot of time.

How does one know that the 127.* IPs really are gone?


When specifing server names, DO NOT use "localhost" or ""  Use 
the FQDNs of your servers.


Hmm... would vos delent for each volume, then the vos 
changeaddr -remove, and then a vos syncvldb do the same thing and not 
take as much time for the dump / restores?