[OpenAFS] Serious trouble, mounting /afs, ptserver, database rebuilding

kanou kanou@gmx.ch
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 22:15:35 +0200

i realy need some help. If I can't get this mess fixed I will be in  
serious trouble.

Our AFS is running for more than 5 years, but I just joined the  
company a few weeks ago - so I'm pretty unexperienced with AFS.

It started last week. There were messages like this:
"pts: database needs rebuilding".

So I stopped the server with something like
"bos stop -server myserver -instance ptserver" and
did something perhaps not pretty good: Made backups of /var/lib/ 
openafs/db and
deleted prdb.DB0 and prdb.DBSYS1.

bos create -server myserver -instance ptserver -type simple -cmd /usr/ 

That did it. The systems broken.
Starting afsd prints:
afsd: Can't mount AFS on /afs(22)

The logs print:

==> /var/log/openafs/FileLog <==
Tue Jul 22 21:43:39 2008 Couldn't get CPS for AnyUser, will try again  
in 30 seconds; code=267275.

and this:

==> /var/log/openafs/PtLog <==
ptserver: Unknown code pt 11 (267275) Can't rebuild database because  
it is not empty

So playing back the prdb.DB0 and prdb.DBSYS1 and restarting the server  
didn't help.
Please help me.