vos_interactive - Enters interactive mode


vos interactive [-force] [-cell] <cell name> [-noauth] [-auth] [-localauth] [-encrypt [<yes|no>]] [-verbose] [-noresolve] [-config <configuration file>] [-help]


The vos interactive command allows the user to enter an interactive mode, useful for running bulk commands like creating new volumes.

vos interactive uses the authentication state supplied on its command line to run all bulk commands. However, if a bulk command is supplied with authentication options such as -cell, -localauth, -noauth, -auth or -encrypt then that command will be run with those options.



Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors or other problems occur, rather than halting execution at the first error.

-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(1).


Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. Do not combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see vos(1).


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(1).


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(1) or vos_source(1), since otherwise it would be impossible to switch from, for example, -localauth back to using regular tokens during a bulk operation.


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.


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.


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


The output is the same as if each individual command were run from the command line.


Here is an example of a vos interactive session:

   % vos interactive
       RWrite: 536871004     ROnly: 536871005
       []:7005 /vicepa  536871004 RW On-line
       MaxQuota          5000 K
       Used                13 K
       FileCount           12
       Creation    Sat Nov 23 19:21:39 2013
       Copy        Thu Mar  5 21:45:51 2015
       Backup      Never
       Last Access Mon Jan 25 17:35:08 2016
       Last Update Fri Sep 26 15:46:13 2014
       0 accesses in the past day (i.e., vnode references)

       number of sites -> 3
          server []:7005 partition /vicepa RW Site
          server []:7005 partition /vicepa RO Site
          server []:7005 partition /vicepa RO Site
   vos> help
   vos: Commands are:
   addsite         add a replication site
   apropos         search by help text
   backup          make backup of a volume
   backupsys       en masse backups
   changeloc       Change a RW volume's location and update the location service
   convertROtoRW   convert a RO volume into a RW volume (after loss of old RW volume)
   copy            copy a volume
   create          create a new volume
   delentry        delist the volume from the location service
   dump            dump a volume
   each            General VLDB query interface
   endtrans        end a volserver transaction
   examine         everything about the volume
   help            get help on commands
   interactive     enter interactive mode
   listfs          list all file servers registered with the location service
   listloc         list volumes known to the location service
   listmaxacl      list the volume maximum access list
   listpart        list partitions
   listseclevels   list the volume security classes and levels
   listvol         list volumes on server (bypass the location service)
   lock            lock a volume
   move            move a volume
   offline         force the volume status to offline
   online          force the volume status to online
   partinfo        list partition information
   quit            exit program
   release         release a volume
   remove          delete a volume
   removefs        deregister a file server from the location service
   remsite         remove a replication site
   rename          rename a volume
   restore         restore a volume
   setfields       change volume info fields
   setmaxacl       set the volume maximum access list
   setquota        set the volume maximum quota
   setseclevels    set the volume security classes and levels
   size            obtain various sizes of the volume.
   sleep           pause for a bit
   source          read commands from file
   splitvolume     split a volume at a certain directory
   status          report on volser status
   syncfs          synchronize a file server with the location service
   syncloc         synchronize the location service with a file server
   unlock          release volume lock
   unlockall       unlock all locked volumes
   zap             delete the volume, don't contact the location service
   vos> quit


The same privilege is required to run the command in interactive mode as is required to run the command by itself on the command line.


vos(1), vos_quit(1), vos_sleep(1), vos_source(1), vlserver(8)


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