[OpenAFS] problems with root volumes

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Fri, 4 Apr 2008 11:37:00 -0400

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Steve Gaarder <gaarder1@math.cornell.edu> wrote:
> A couple weeks ago, one of my AFS servers lost its disks.  I recovered the
> root partition from backup.  I did not have a backup of the /vicepa
> partition, no problem, I thought, since it only contained RO replicas.  I
> just generated a new one. Well, it turns out that it also contained the RW
> copies of root.afs and root.cell.  So now I get some odd behavior, and
> vos.examine says:
>  vos examine 536870915
>  Could not fetch the information about volume 536870915 from the server
>  : No such device
>  Volume does not exist on server bernoulli.math.cornell.edu as indicated by
> the VLDB
>  Can I regenerate RW copies from the RO ones, or?

vos convertROtoRW exists for namei in any recent build and for inode
(which you probably only care about on Solaris) if you have something
very recent, or the patch.

You can in that case do just that.