fs_uuid - Prints the uuid of the client or generates a new one


fs uuid [-generate] [-help]


fs uuid prints the current UUID of a Cache Manager. It can optionally force the generation of a new UUID, if needed. The client UUID is used by the fileserver to track clients in case their visible IP address and/or port number changes.



Generates a new UUID for the cache manager. This is useful if two clients share the same UUID (if systems were cloned incorrectly, for example). -generate is optional.


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


fs uuid prints out the current UUID for the client or the new UUID if the -generate option is passed to it.


There are two ways to invoke fs uuid:

   % fs uuid
   UUID: 8ac66f9308a8e-47d7-80f7-50d0040cddc2

   % fs uuid -generate
   New UUID: 436bd660-1720-429508e470cff38f5c6fb0


On Windows the issuer must be have Auristor Client Administrator access to issue this command. On UNIX, the issuer must be the local superuser, root.




Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <>

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