NAME

vos_remsite - Removes a read-only site definition from the Location Service

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

The vos remsite command delists from the Location Service the read-only replication site for the volume specified by the -id argument located on the site specified by the -server and -partition arguments.

This command is useful for removing read-only sites that were created with the vos addsite command but to which a read-only volume was never released with the vos release command.

When the -force argument is specified the vos remsite command can be used to delist the replication site and leave the volume data in place at the site.

CAUTIONS

If a read-only volume already exists at the site, the vos remove command should be used to remove the site. The vos remove command will remove the volume from the site and delists the site from the Location Service whereas vos remsite will only perform the latter operation.

If a read-only site definition is delisted from the Location Service leaving behind a read-only volume on the site, the Location Service and the File Server will be out of sync. The cell administrator can synchronize the Location Service and File Server using the vos syncfs and vos syncloc commands; or the cell administrator can use the vos zap command to destroy the read-only volume on the File Server.

OPTIONS

-server <server name>

Identifies the File Server for which the read-only site should be removed. 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 named by the -server argument for which the read-only site should be removed. 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

-id <volume name or id>

Specifies either the complete name or volume ID number of the read/write volume for which a read-only site should be removed.

-force

Permits the delisting of a readonly site from the Location Service when the volume is still present at the site specified by the -server and -partition arguments, when the specified server is unreachable, or when the specified partition is no longer attached. If subsequently the server or partition becomes available the vos zap command should be used to destroy the read-only volume on the File Server.

-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 command delists the read-only volume root.cell.readonly from the partition /viceph on the File Server fs5.your-cell-name.com from the Location Service.

   % vos remsite -server fs5.your-cell-name.com -partition h -id root.cell

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_remove(1), vos_zap(1)

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