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NAME

       vos_syncvldb - Verifies VLDB entries for volumes residing at specified site

SYNOPSIS

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

       vos syncv [-s <machine name>]
           [-p <partition name>]
           [-vo <volume name or ID>]
           [-d] [-c <cell name>]
           [-noa] [-l] [-ve] [-e] [-nor]
           [-co <config directory>]
           [-h]

DESCRIPTION

       The vos syncvldb command verifies that the status of the volumes housed either on all
       partitions on the file server machine specified by the -server argument, or on the single
       partition specified by the -server and -partition arguments, is recorded correctly in the
       VLDB. If the -volume argument is included to indicate a single volume, the command
       compares only its status on the file server machine with its VLDB entry.

       If the -volume argument is not included, the command interpreter obtains from the Volume
       Server a list of the volumes that reside on each partition, then changes information in
       the VLDB as necessary to reflect their state on the partition. For example, it creates or
       updates a VLDB entry when it finds a volume for which the VLDB entry is missing or
       incomplete. However, if there is already a VLDB entry that defines a different location
       for the volume, or there are irreconcilable conflicts with other VLDB entries, it instead
       writes a message about the conflict to the standard error stream. The command never
       removes volumes from the file server machine.

       To achieve complete VLDB consistency, run this command on all file server machines in the
       cell, and then run the vos syncserv command on all file server machines in the cell.

       Using the -volume argument basically combines the effects of this command with those of
       the vos syncserv command, for a single volume. The command not only verifies that the VLDB
       entry is correct for the specified volume type (read/write, backup, or read-only), but
       also checks that any related volume types mentioned in the VLDB entry actually exist at
       the site listed in the entry. It is not necessary to provide the -server argument (and
       optionally, -partition argument); if one or both is provided, the results are reliable
       only if they specify the actual location of the volume indicated by the -volume argument.

OPTIONS

       -server <server name>
           Identifies the file server machine housing the volumes for which to verify VLDB
           entries. 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 housing the volumes for which to verify VLDB entries. Provide
           the -server argument along with this one. 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).

       -volume <volume name or ID>
           Specifies the name or volume ID number of a single volume for which to verify the VLDB
           entry. This argument can be combined with the -server (and optionally, the -partition)
           argument.

       -dryrun
           Show the actions which would be taken, but do not make changes.

       -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 command verifies the VLDB entry for each volume stored on the file
       server machine "fs4.example.com".

          % vos syncvldb fs4.example.com

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_syncserv(1)

COPYRIGHT

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