NAME

vos_delentry - Delists a volume from the Location Service.

SYNOPSIS

vos delentry [-id <volume name or ID>+] [-prefix <prefix of volume whose VLDB entry is to be deleted>] [-server <machine name>] [-partition <partition name>] [-dryrun] [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-auth] [-localauth] [-encrypt [<yes|no>]] [-verbose] [-noresolve] [-config <configuration file>] [-help]

DESCRIPTION

The vos delentry command delists each specified volume from the Location Service. A specified volume can be any of the three types (read/write, read-only, or backup), but all three volume types are delisted no matter which of the types is specified. The command does not remove the volumes stored on File Servers; if they exist.

This command is useful if a volume removal operation successfully removed volumes from the File Server but failed to update the Location Service (perhaps because the active tokens expired or were destroyed while a vos remove was running). vos delentry can be used as an alternative to the cell administrator running the vos syncfs and vos syncloc commands to synchronize an entire File Server.

To delist a single volume, use the -id argument. To delist groups of volumes, combine the -prefix, -server, and -partition arguments. The following list describes how to delist the indicated group of volumes:

CAUTIONS

Do not use vos delentry to delist a volume under normal circumstances. It does not remove a volume from the File Server, and can result in the Location Service becoming out of sync with the state of the volumes on File Servers. Use the vos remove command to remove the volume from the File Server and update the Location Service.

OPTIONS

-id <volume name or ID>+

Specifies the complete name or the volume ID number of each volume to be delisted from the Location Service. The Location Service will lose its knowledge of all of the associated volumes (read/write, read-only, backup and clones) regardless of which volume name or ID version is specified.

Provide this argument or some combination of the -prefix, -server, and -partition arguments.

-prefix <prefix of volume entry

Specifies a character string of any length; the Location Service will provide the set of volumes whose name begins with the prefix string; all of the matching volumes will be delisted. Include field separators (such as periods) if appropriate.

Combine this argument with the -server and -partition arguments to further restrict the set of volumes.

-server <server name>

Identifies the File Server on which one or more volumes reside that are to be delisted from the Location Service. Provide a fully qualified host name, an IP address or UUID as reported by vos listfs.

Combine this argument with the -prefix and the -partition arguments to further restrict the set of volumes.

-partition <partition name>

Identifies the partition on which one or more volumes reside that are to be delisted from the Location Service. Provide the partition's complete name with preceding slash (for example, /vicepa) or use one of the three acceptable abbreviated forms. For details, see vos(1).

Combine this argument with the -prefix and the -server arguments to further restrict the set of volumes.

-dryrun

Show the actions which would be taken, but do not make changes.

-cell <cell name>

Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see vos.

-noauth

Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. Do not combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see vos.

-localauth

Obtains an authentication token using the server encryption key with the highest key version number in the local /etc/yfs/server/KeyFileEx file. The resulting token never expires and has Super User privileges. Do not combine this flag with the -cell argument or -noauth flag. For more details, see vos.

-auth

Use the calling user's tokens from the kernel or as obtained using the active Kerberos ticket granting ticket to communicate with the Volume Server and Location Service. This is the default if neither -localauth nor -noauth is given.

Since this option is the default, it is usually not useful for running single command line operations. However, it can be useful when running commands via vos interactive or vos source, since otherwise it would be impossible to switch from, for example, -localauth back to using regular tokens during a bulk operation.

-verbose

Produces on the standard output stream a detailed trace of the command's execution. If this argument is omitted, only warnings and error messages appear.

-encrypt [<yes|no>]

Enables or disables encrytion for the command so that the operation's results are not transmitted across the network in clear text.

-noresolve

Shows all servers as IP addresses instead of the reverse DNS lookup hostname. -noresolve useful when troubleshooting no such volume and volume moved errors.

-config <configuration file>

Set the location of the configuration file to be used. The default file is /etc/yfs/yfs-client.conf.

-help

Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

OUTPUT

The following message confirms the success of the command by indicating how many volumes were delisted from the Location Service.

   Deleted <number> VLDB entries

EXAMPLES

The following command delists the volume user.temp from the Location Service.

   % vos delentry user.temp

The following command delists from the Location Service every volume whose name begins with the string test and for which the Location Service lists a site on the File Server fs3.your-cell-name.com.

   % vos delentry -prefix test -server fs3.your-cell-name.com

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

The issuer must be listed in the /etc/yfs/server/UserListExt file on the File Server specified by the -server argument and on each Location Server. If the -localauth flag is included, the issuer must instead be logged on to a server with an account capable of reading the /etc/yfs/server/KeyFileExt file.

SEE ALSO

vos(1), vos_listfs(1), vos_remove(1), vos_syncfs(1), vos_syncloc(1), vos_zap(1)

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