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NAME

       volserver - Initializes the Volume Server component of the fs process

SYNOPSIS

       volserver [-log] << [-p <number of processes] >>>
           << [-udpsize <size of socket buffer in bytes] >>>
           [-enable_peer_stats] [-enable_process_stats] [-help]

DESCRIPTION

       The volserver command initializes the Volume Server component of the fs
       process. In the conventional configuration, its binary file is located
       in the /usr/lib/openafs directory on a file server machine.

       The volserver command is not normally issued at the command shell
       prompt but rather placed into a file server machine’s
       /etc/openafs/BosConfig file with the bos create command. If it is ever
       issued at the command shell prompt, the issuer must be logged onto a
       database server machine as the local superuser root.

       The Volume Server records a trace of its activity in the
       /var/log/openafs/VolserLog file. Use the bos getlog command to display
       the contents of the file.

       The Volume Server processes the vos commands that administrators use to
       create, delete, move, and replicate volumes, as well as prepare them
       for archiving to tape or other media.

       By default, the VL Server runs nine lightweight processes (LWPs). To
       change the number, use the -p argument.

       This command does not use the syntax conventions of the AFS command
       suites. Provide the command name and all option names in full.

OPTIONS

       -log
           Records in the /var/log/openafs/VolserLog file the names of all
           users who successfully initiate a vos command. The Volume Server
           also records any file removals that result from issuing the vos
           release command with the -f flag.

       -p <number of processes>
           Sets the number of server lightweight processes (LWPs) to run.
           Provide an integer between 4 and 16. The default is 9.

       -udpsize <size of socket buffer>
           Sets the size of the UDP buffer in bytes, which is 64 KB by
           default. Provide a positive integer, preferably larger than the
           default.

       -enable_peer_stats
           Activates the collection of Rx statistics and allocates memory for
           their storage. For each connection with a specific UDP port on
           another machine, a separate record is kept for each type of RPC
           (FetchFile, GetStatus, and so on) sent or received. To display or
           otherwise access the records, use the Rx Monitoring API.

       -enable_process_stats
           Activates the collection of Rx statistics and allocates memory for
           their storage. A separate record is kept for each type of RPC
           (FetchFile, GetStatus, and so on) sent or received, aggregated over
           all connections to other machines. To display or otherwise access
           the records, use the Rx Monitoring API.

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

EXAMPLES

       The following bos create command creates a volserver process on the
       machine fs2.abc.com:

          % bos create -server fs2.abc.com -instance volserver -type simple \
                        -cmd /usr/lib/openafs/volserver

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must be logged in as the superuser root on a file server
       machine to issue the command at a command shell prompt. It is
       conventional instead to create and start the process by issuing the bos
       create command.

SEE ALSO

       the BosConfig(5) manpage, the VolserLog(5) manpage, the bos_create(8)
       manpage, the bos_getlog(8) manpage, the vos(1) manpage

COPYRIGHT

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