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       bos setrestart - Sets when the BOS Server restarts processes


       bos setrestart << -server <machine name >>>
           << -time <time to restart server >>> [-general] [-newbinary]
           << [-cell <cell name] >>> [-noauth] [-localauth] [-help]

       bos setr << -s <machine name >>> << -t <time to restart server >>>
           [-g] [-ne] << [-c <cell name] >>> [-no] [-l] [-h]


       The bos setrestart command records in the /etc/openafs/BosConfig file
       the times at which the BOS Server running on the server machine named
       by the -server argument performs two types of restarts:

       ·   A general restart. By default, once per week the BOS Server
           restarts itself and then any AFS process marked with the Run status
           flag in the BosConfig file (equivalent in effect to issuing the bos
           restart command with the -bosserver flag). The default setting is
           4:00 a.m. each Sunday morning.

       ·   A binary restart. By default, once per day the BOS Server restarts
           any currently running process for which the timestamp on the binary
           file in the /usr/lib/openafs directory is later than the time the
           process last started or restarted. The default is 5:00 a.m. each


       Restarting a process makes it unavailable for a period of time. The fs
       process has potentially the longest outage, depending on how many
       volumes the file server machine houses (the File Server and Volume
       Server reattach each volume when they restart). The default settings
       are designed to coincide with periods of low usage, so that the
       restarts disturb the smallest possible number of users.

       If the setting specified with the -time argument is within one hour of
       the current time, the BOS Server does not restart any processes until
       the next applicable opportunity (the next day for binary restarts, or
       the next week for general restarts).

       The command changes only one type of restart setting at a time; issue
       the command twice to change both settings.


       -server <machine name>
           Indicates the server machine on which to set a new restart time.
           Identify the machine by IP address or its host name (either fully-
           qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For details, see the
           bos(8) manpage.

       -time <time to restart server>
           Specifies the restart time. By convention the general restart is
           defined as weekly (specifies both a day and a time), and the binary
           restart is defined as daily (specifies only a time). However, it is
           acceptable to define a daily general restart or weekly binary

           There are four acceptable values for either type of restart

       ·       The string never, which directs the BOS Server never to perform
               the indicated type of restart.

       ·       The string now, which directs the BOS Server to perform the
               restart immediately and never again.

       ·       A time of day (the conventional type of value for the binary
               restart time). Separate the hours and minutes with a colon
               (hh:MM), an use either 24-hour format, or a value in the range
               from 1:00 through 12:59 with the addition of am or pm. For
               example, both 14:30 and "2:30 pm" indicate 2:30 in the
               afternoon. Surround this parameter with double quotes ("") if
               it contains a space.

       ·       A day of the week and time of day, separated by a space and
               surrounded with double quotes (""). This is the conventional
               type of value for the general restart. For the day, provide
               either the whole name or the first three letters, all in
               lowercase letters (sunday or sun, thursday or thu, and so on).
               For the time, use the same format as when specifying the time

               If desired, precede a time or day and time definition with the
               string every or at. These words do not change the meaning, but
               possibly make the output of the bos getrestart command easier
               to understand.

           Sets the general restart time.

           Sets the binary restart time.

       -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 the bos(8)

           Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. Do not
           combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
           the bos(8) manpage.

           Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
           /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The bos command interpreter
           presents the ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication.
           Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For
           more details, see the bos(8) manpage.

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


       The following command sets the general restart time on the machine to Saturday at 3:30 am.

          % bos setrestart -server -time "sat 3:30" -general

       The following command sets the binary restart time on the machine to 11:45 pm.

          % bos setrestart -server -time 23:45 -newbinary


       The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on
       the machine named by the -server argument, or must be logged onto a
       server machine as the local superuser root if the -localauth flag is


       the BosConfig(5) manpage, the KeyFile(5) manpage, the UserList(5)
       manpage, the bos(8) manpage, the bos_getrestart(8) manpage, the
       bos_restart(8) manpage


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