[OpenAFS] vos syncserv and vos syncvldb

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Sun, 23 Mar 2008 23:23:40 -0500

Steven Jenkins <steven.jenkins@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Christopher D. Clausen
> <cclausen@acm.org> wrote:
>> I was trying to help someone on #openafs yesterday with a hosed vldb
>>  due to an AFS server being initial setup on "localhost."  Once we
>>  determined that was indeed the problem (which was not easy in and
>>  of itself) and corrected, attempts were made to fix the vldb by
>>  using vos syncvldb and vos syncserv.  However, these did not seem
>>  to help and I had the user in question simply shutdown their AFS
>>  servers and manually delete the vldb.DB0 and vldb.DBSYS1.  This
>>  worked, but I suspect this is not the correct way to solve the
>> problem.
>>  Can someone provide the correct steps to make an incorrect (say
>>  "localhost") entry disappear from the vldb and vos listaddrs or at
>>  least say in what situations vos syncserv and vos syncvldb should
>> be used?
> Would:
> - vos listaddr -noresolve (to make sure 'bad-addr' is indeed

It was indeed bad and we did that, after fixing /etc/hosts to make 
localhost appear instead of the machine name in there.

> - vos changeaddr bad-addr new-addr'

Was doing vos changeaddr -remove which gave: "Could not remove 
server localhost from the VLDB"  I guess that was not the correct thing 
to do.  Now I know.