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NAME

       fs_newcell - Changes the kernel-resident list of a cell's database servers

SYNOPSIS

       fs newcell -name <cell name> -servers <primary servers>+
           [-linkedcell <linked cell name>] [-help]

       fs n -n <cell name> -s <primary servers>+
           [-l <linked cell name>] [-h]

DESCRIPTION

       The fs newcell command removes the Cache Manager's kernel-resident list of database server
       machines for the cell specified by the -name argument and replaces it with the database
       server machines named by the -servers argument.

       Each time the machine reboots, the Cache Manager constructs the kernel list of cells and
       database server machines by reading the local /etc/openafs/CellServDB file. This command
       does not change the CellServDB file, so any changes made with it persist only until the
       next reboot, unless the issuer also edits the file. The output of the fs listcells command
       reflects changes made with this command, because that command consults the kernel-resident
       list rather than the CellServDB file.

       This command can introduce a completely new cell into the kernel-resident list, but cannot
       make a cell inaccessible (it is not possible to remove a cell's entry from the kernel-
       resident list by providing no values for the -server argument). To make a cell
       inaccessible, remove its entry from the CellServDB file and reboot the machine.

       The -linkedcell argument specifies the name of the AFS cell to link to another AFS cell
       for the purpose of retrying volume lookups. When two cells are linked, a volume lookup in
       one cell that fails is retried in the linked cell.

CAUTIONS

       Some commands, such as the aklog or klog.krb5 commands, work correctly only when the
       information is accurate for a cell in both the CellServDB file and the kernel-resident
       list.

OPTIONS

       -name <cell name>
           Specifies the fully-qualified cell name of the AFS or DCE cell.

       -servers <primary servers>+
           Specifies the fully-qualified hostnames of all AFS database server machines for the
           cell named by the -name argument.

       -linkedcell <linked cell name>
           Specifies the name of the AFS cell to link to another AFS cell for the purpose of
           retrying volume lookups. When two cells are linked, a volume lookup in one cell that
           fails is retried in the linked cell.

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

WINDOWS

       The fs newcell command on Windows differs from the Unix version in a few ways.

       fs newcell with no arguments discards the existing cell information.  The Windows client
       will reload a cell's information the next time it needs the server list for a cell.

       Secondly, in addition to accepting the Unix options, fs newcell on Windows accepts the
       following options:

       -dns
           Adds the new cell to the cache manager, and obtains the VLDB server information from
           DNS.

       -registry
           Adds the new cell to the cache manager, and also saves the cell configuration data in
           the registry for use the next time the service restarts.

       -vlport <cell VLDB server port>
           Specifies an alternate port number at which the cell's volume location database
           servers are listening.

       -fsport <cell fileserver port>
           Specifies an alternate port number at which the cell's file servers are listening.

EXAMPLES

       The following example changes the machine's kernel-resident list of database server
       machines for the Example Corporation cell to include the machines "db1.example.com" and
       "db2.example.com":

          % fs newcell -name example.com -servers db1.example.com db2.example.com

       The following example links the AFS cell "dce.example.com" to the AFS cell "example.com".
       The AFS client contacts the Volume Location (VL) servers "db1.dce.example.com" and
       "db2.dce.example.com" for volume location information.

          % fs newcell -name dce.example.com \
              -servers db1.dce.example.com db2.dce.example.com \
              -linkedcell example.com

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must be logged in as the local superuser root.

SEE ALSO

       CellServDB(5), fs_listcells(1)

COPYRIGHT

       IBM Corporation 2000. <http://www.ibm.com/> All Rights Reserved.

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