[OpenAFS] Re-using Drive on New Server
Jason C. Wells
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 22:11:00 -0700
Steven Jenkins wrote:
> Those will need to be salvaged via bos salvage.
> vos listvldb -server $old-server
> vos syncvldb -server $new-server
This definitely got me going in the right direction. Thanks! I ended
up having to issue 'vos changeloc' to get the vldb to recognize the new
location of the volumes. That might have been due to an error on my
I was a little confused by the vos functions shown above. They behaved
differently depending on whether they were issued from the new-server or
the old-server. The confusing part is that the VLLog showed the
databases sync occurred, but the locations still showed as the
old-server. 'Vos changeloc' fixed all that, but was mildly tedious.
There is a wealth of functionality in AFS. I opine that software from
CMU heritage are overly complicated. After I come to learn them better,
I see why they are the way they are. Still, they are quite complex.
My new Debian server is up and running. Don't tell my FreeBSD friends,
but I might have to switch my desktop to Debian. The OpenAFS client
would be the reason.