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NAME

       vos_remove - Removes a volume from a site

SYNOPSIS

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

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

DESCRIPTION

       The vos remove command removes the indicated volume from the partition on which it
       resides. The Volume Location Database (VLDB) record is altered appropriately, as described
       in the following paragraphs. Use this command to remove any of the three types of volumes;
       the effect depends on the type.

       ·   If the -id argument names the read/write volume (that is, specifies the volume's base
           name), both it and the associated backup volume are removed from the partition that
           houses them. The -server and -partition arguments are optional, because there can be
           only one read/write site. When the volume is removed, the site information is also
           removed from the VLDB entry. The read/write and backup volume ID numbers no longer
           appear in the output from the vos listvldb or vos examine commands, but they are
           preserved internally. Read-only sites, if any, are not affected, but cannot be changed
           unless a read/write site is again defined. The site count reported by the vos examine
           and vos listvldb commands as "number of sites" decrements by one. The entire VLDB
           entry is removed if there are no read-only sites.

       ·   If the -id argument names a read-only volume, it is removed from the partition that
           houses it, and the corresponding site information is removed from the VLDB entry. The
           site count reported by the vos examine and vos listvldb commands as "number of sites"
           decrements by one for each volume you remove. If there is more than one read-only
           site, the -server argument (and optionally -partition argument) must be used to
           specify the site from which to remove the volume. If there is only one read-only site,
           the -id argument is sufficient; if there is also no read/write volume in this case,
           the entire VLDB entry is removed.

       ·   If the -id argument names a backup volume, it is removed from the partition that
           houses it. The -server and -partition arguments are optional, because there can be
           only one backup site. The backup volume ID number no longer appears in the output from
           the vos listvldb command or in the corresponding portion of the output from the vos
           examine command, but is preserved internally.

       This command is the most appropriate one for removing volumes in almost all cases. Other
       commands that remove only volumes or only VLDB entries (such as the vos delentry, vos
       remsite and vos zap commands) by definition can put the volumes and VLDB out of sync. Use
       them only in the special circumstances mentioned on their reference pages. Like the vos
       delentry command, this command can remove a VLDB entry when no corresponding volumes exist
       on the file server machine. Like the vos zap command, this command can remove a volume
       that does not have a VLDB entry, as long as the volume is online, -server and -partition
       arguments are provided, and the -id argument specifies the volume's ID number.

OPTIONS

       -server <server name>
           Identifies the file server machine that houses the volume to remove. It is necessary
           only when the -id argument names a read-only volume that exists at multiple sites.
           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 specified by the -server
           argument) that houses the volume to remove. 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).

           Including this argument is necessary only when the -id argument names a read-only
           volume that exists at multiple sites. Provide the -server argument along with this
           one.

       -id <volume name or id>
           Identifies the volume to remove, either by its complete name or volume ID number. If
           identifying a read-only or backup volume by name, include the appropriate extension
           (".readonly" or ".backup").

       -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 removes the read/write volume "user.terry" and its backup version,
       if any.

          % vos remove  -id user.terry

       The following example removes the read-only volume "root.afs.readonly" from one of its
       sites, the /vicepa partition on the file server machine "fs1.example.com".

          % vos remove fs1.example.com  a  root.afs.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), vos_delentry(1), vos_remsite(1), vos_zap(1)

COPYRIGHT

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

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