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       vos_offline - Takes a volume offline


       vos offline -server <machine name>
           -partition <partition name>
           -id <volume name or ID>
           [-sleep <seconds to sleep>]
           [-busy] [-cell <cell name>]
           [-noauth] -localauth]
           [-verbose] [-encrypt] [-noresolve]
           [-config <config directory>]

       vos of -se <machine name>
           -p <partition name>
           -i <volume name or ID>
           [-sl <seconds to sleep>]
           [-b] [-c <cell name>]
           [-noa] -l]
           [-v] [-e] [-nor]
           [-co <config directory>]


       The vos offline command takes a volume offline on the fileserver.


       Taking a volume offline that has existing callbacks will result in those callbacks being
       broken and clients not being able to access the volume.


       -server <machine name>
           Identifies the file server machine where the volume resides.  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 where the volume resides, on the file server machine named by
           the -server argument. Provide the partition's complete name with preceding slash (for
           example, "/vicepa") or use one of the three acceptable abbreviated forms. For details,
           see vos(1).

       -id <volume name or ID>
           Specifies either the complete name or volume ID number of the volume.

       -sleep <seconds to sleep>
           Specifies to sleep for a certain number of seconds after taking the volume offline
           before bringing it online again. If this option is specified, the volume will be
           online when vos offline successfully completes. If this option is not specified, vos
           online must be run to bring the volume online.

           Specifies to mark the volume as `busy' instead of `offline'. This means that a program
           trying to access this volume will receive a VBUSY error instead of a VOFFLINE error
           (until the volume is brought back online).

           Different programs may react differently when they see these two different states, but
           in general a `busy' volume is only unavailable for a short period of time and will
           become online soon. An `offline' volume, on the other hand, is typically unavailable
           for longer periods and may not come back online until an administrator intervenes.

           As an example of when these states occur normally, a volume can be `busy' when it is
           being cloned (perhaps as the result of a vos backup or vos release operation). A
           volume can be `offline' if a non-DAFS fileserver has detected a problem in the volume,
           and an administrator must manually schedule a salvage for that volume before it
           becomes available again.

           If -busy is specified, the -sleep option must also be specified, to indicate for how
           long to keep the volume busy.

       -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).

           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).

           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.

           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.

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

       -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.

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


       The following example takes an online volume offline:

          % vos offline -server -partition /vicepb -id root.afs


       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".


       vos(1), vos_online(1), bos_salvage(8),


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       This man page was created by Steven Jenkins.