NAME

vos_remove - Removes a volume from a partition on a file server

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

The vos remove command removes the indicated volume from the File Server and partition on which it resides. The Location Service is reference to the site is updated for the removed volume, as described in the following paragraphs. Use this command to remove any of the three types of volumes; the effect depends on the type.

This command is the most appropriate one for removing volumes in almost all cases. Other commands that remove only volumes or only update the Location Service (such as the vos delentry, vos remsite and vos zap commands) by definition can put the volumes and Location Service out of sync. Use them only in the special circumstances mentioned on their reference pages.

vos delentry

This command can remove a volume in its entirety from the Location Service when no corresponding volumes exist on the File Server machine.

vos remsite

This command can remove a read-only site from the Location Service when the read-only site was added by mistake and the vos release command has not yet been issued.

vos zap

This command can remove a volume from a site that is not listed in the Location Service, as long as the volume is online, -server and -partition arguments are provided, and the -id argument specifies the volume's ID number.

OPTIONS

-server <server name>

Identifies the File Server that houses the volume to remove. It is necessary only when the -id argument names a read-only volume that exists at multiple sites. Provide a fully qualified host name, an IP address or UUID as reported by vos listfs.

-partition <partition name>

Identifies the partition (on the File Server specified by the -server argument) that houses the volume to remove. 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).

Including this argument is necessary only when the -id argument names a read-only volume that exists at multiple sites. Provide the -server argument along with this one.

-id <volume name or id>

Identifies the volume to remove, either by its complete name or volume ID number. If identifying a read-only or backup volume by name, include the appropriate extension (.readonly or .backup).

-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/KeyFileExt 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 removes the read/write volume user.terry and its backup version, if any.

   % vos remove  -id user.terry

The following example removes the read-only volume root.afs.readonly from one of its sites, the /vicepa partition on the File Server fs1.your-cell-name.com.

   % vos remove fs1.your-cell-name.com  a  root.afs.readonly

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_delentry(1), vos_listfs(1), vos_remsite(1), vos_zap(1)

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