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NAME

       vos_convertROtoRW - Converts a Read-Only volume into a Read/Write volume

SYNOPSIS

       vos convertROtoRW [-server] <machine name>
          [-partition] <partition name>
          [-id] <volume name or ID> [-force]
          [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth]
          [-verbose] [-encrypt] [-noresolve]
          [-config <config directory>]
          [-help]

       vos con [-s] <machine name>
          [-p] <partition name>
          [-i] <volume name or ID> [-f]
          [-c <cell name>] [-noa] [-l]
          [-v] [-e] [-nor]
          [-co <config directory>]
          [-h]

DESCRIPTION

       vos convertROtoRW converts a Read-Only volume into a Read/Write volume when the original
       Read/Write volume is no longer available.  It's normal use is to recover the Read/Write
       volume from a replica after a failed disk, failed server, or accidental deletion.

CAUTIONS

       The command name is case-sensitive.  It must be issued with the capital "RO" and "RW".

       After running vos convertROtoRW, the old file server will still contain the old Read/Write
       copy of the volume, even if the VLDB no longer references it. You can view the old volume
       with vos listvol, and you should remove the old copy (for example, with vos zap) so that
       the original file server will match the VLDB.

OPTIONS

       -server <server name>
           Identifies the file server machine that houses the Read-Only volume which will be
           converted.  Provide the machine's IP address or its host name (either fully qualified
           or using an unambiguous abbreviation).  For details, see vos(1).

       -partition <partition name>
           Identifies the partition on the file server machine that houses the Read-Only volume
           which will be converted.  Provide the full partition name (for, example, /vicepa) or
           one of the abbreviated forms described in vos(1).

       -id <volume ID>
           Specifies either the complete name or volume ID number of a Read/Write volume.

       -force
           Don't ask for confirmation.

       -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).

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

       -localauth
           Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile
           file. The vos command interpreter presents it to the Volume Server and Volume Location
           Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this flag with the -cell argument
           or -noauth flag. For more details, see vos(1).

       -verbose
           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
           Encrypts the command so that the operation's results are not transmitted across the
           network in clear text. This option is available in OpenAFS versions 1.4.11 or later
           and 1.5.60 or later.

       -noresolve
           Shows all servers as IP addresses instead of the DNS name. This is very useful when
           the server address is registered as 127.0.0.1 or when dealing with multi-homed
           servers. This option is available in OpenAFS versions 1.4.8 or later and 1.5.35 or
           later.

       -config <configuration directory>
           Set the location of the configuration directory to be used. This defaults to
           /etc/openafs, except if -localauth is specified, in which case the default is
           /etc/openafs/server. This option allows the use of alternative configuration locations
           for testing purposes.

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

EXAMPLES

       The following example converts the read-only volume test3.readonly in partition vicepb on
       server1 to a read-write volume:

          % vos convertROtoRW server1 b test3.readonly

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on the machine
       specified with the -server argument and on each database server machine.  If the
       -localauth flag is included, the issuer must instead be logged on to a server machine as
       the local superuser "root".

SEE ALSO

       vos(1)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com>

       This documentation is covered by the BSD License as written in the doc/LICENSE file. This
       man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.