NAME

vos_online - Sets a volume's state to online

SYNOPSIS

vos online -server <machine name> -partition <partition name> -id <volume name or ID> [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-auth] [-localauth] [-encrypt [<yes|no>]] [-verbose] [-noresolve] [-config <configuration file>] [-help]

DESCRIPTION

The vos online command sets the state of the volume specified by the -id argument, housed on the site specified by the -server and -partition arguments, to online.

CAUTIONS

If a volume is reported offline by vos examine or vos listvol and is locked, it is most likely the result of an active vos command and a cell administrator should not use the vos online command to set the volume state to online.

If the volume is offline and not locked, the volume might be damaged. In such a situation, the bos salvage command should be used to verify the contents of the volume and restore it to the online state.

In general, the vos online command should only be executed by a cell administrator if the volume was set to the offline state by the vos offlinevos_offline(1) command.

OPTIONS

-server <machine name>

Identifies the File Server where the volume resides. Provide a fully qualified host name, an IP address or UUID as reported by vos listfs.

The -server argument must be combined with the -partition argument.

-partition <partition name>

Identifies the partition where the volume resides, on the file server machine named by the -server argument. 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).

-id <volume name or ID>

Specifies either the complete name or volume ID number of the volume.

-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.

EXAMPLES

The following example brings an offline volume online:

   % vos online -server sv7.your-cell-name.com -partition /vicepb -id root.afs

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_offline(1), bos_salvage(8),

COPYRIGHT

IBM Corporation 2000. <http://www.ibm.com/> All Rights Reserved.

This man page was created by Steven Jenkins.

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