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NAME

       buserver - Initializes the Backup Server

SYNOPSIS

       buserver [-database <database directory>]
           [-cellservdb <cell configuration directory>] [-resetdb]
           [-noauth] [-smallht] [-servers <list of ubik database servers>+]
           [-enable_peer_stats]  [-enable_process_stats] [-help]

DESCRIPTION

       The buserver command initializes the Backup Server, which runs on
       database server machines and maintains the Backup Database. In the
       conventional configuration, the binary file is located in the
       /usr/lib/openafs directory on a file server machine.

       The buserver command is not normally issued at the command shell
       prompt, but rather placed into a database server machine’s
       /etc/openafs/BosConfig file with the bos create command. If it is ever
       issued at the command shell prompt, the issuer must be logged onto a
       file server machine as the local superuser "root".

       As it initializes, the Backup Server process creates the two files that
       constitute the Backup Database, bdb.DB0 and bdb.DBSYS1, in the
       /var/lib/openafs/db directory if they do not already exist. The Backup
       Database houses information about volume sets and entries, the dump
       hierarchy, Tape Coordinators, and previously performed dump sets. Use
       the commands in the backup suite to administer the database.

       The Backup Server records a trace of its activity in the
       /var/log/openafs/BackupLog file. Use the bos getlog command to display
       the contents of the file.

       This command does not use the syntax conventions of the AFS command
       suites. Provide the command name and all option names in full.

CAUTIONS

       The buserver process reserves port 7021 for its use. Unexpected
       behavior can occur if another process tries to reserve this port while
       the buserver process is running.

OPTIONS

       -database <database directory>
           Specifies the pathname of an alternate directory for the Backup
           Database files, ending in a final slash ("/"). If this argument is
           not provided, the default is the /var/lib/openafs/db directory.

       -cellservdb <cell configuration directory>
           Specifies the pathname of the directory from which the Backup
           Server reads in an alternate version of the CellServDB file. This
           argument is mandatory for correct functioning when the Backup
           Server is running on a subset of the cell’s database server
           machines that is not a majority of the machines listed in the
           standard /etc/openafs/server/CellServDB file (which the Backup
           Server consults if this argument is not provided). It is not
           appropriate in any other circumstances.

       -resetdb
           Removes all of the information in the Backup Database files in the
           /var/lib/openafs/db directory, leaving zero-length versions of
           them.  The backup operator must recreate the configuration entries
           in the database (for volume sets, the dump hierarchy and so on)
           before performing backup operations.

       -noauth
           Establishes an unauthenticated connection between the issuer and
           the Backup Server, in which the Backup Server treats the issuer as
           the unprivileged user "anonymous". It is useful only when
           authorization checking is disabled on the database server machine.
           In normal circumstances, the Backup Server allows only authorized
           (privileged) users to issue commands that affect or contact the
           Backup Database, and refuses to perform such an action even if the
           -noauth flag is used.

       -smallht
           Directs the Backup Server to use smaller internal hash tables for
           the Backup Database, which reduces memory requirements but can make
           data access take longer.

       -servers <list of ubik database servers>+
           Specifies the database server machines on which to start the Backup
           Server. Use this argument if running the Backup Server on a subset
           of the database server machines that is not a majority of the
           machines listed in the /etc/openafs/server/CellServDB file.

       -enable_peer_stats
           Activates the collection of Rx statistics and allocates memory for
           their storage. For each connection with a specific UDP port on
           another machine, a separate record is kept for each type of RPC
           (FetchFile, GetStatus, and so on) sent or received. To display or
           otherwise access the records, use the Rx Monitoring API.

       -enable_process_stats
           Activates the collection of Rx statistics and allocates memory for
           their storage. A separate record is kept for each type of RPC
           (FetchFile, GetStatus, and so on) sent or received, aggregated over
           all connections to other machines. To display or otherwise access
           the records, use the Rx Monitoring API.

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

EXAMPLES

       The following example bos create command creates a "buserver" process
       on the file server machine "fs3.abc.com". It appears here on two lines
       only for legibility.

          % bos create -server fs3.abc.com -instance buserver \
                       -type simple -cmd /usr/lib/openafs/buserver

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must be logged in as the superuser "root" on a file server
       machine to issue the command at a command shell prompt. It is
       conventional instead to create and start the process by issuing the bos
       create command.

SEE ALSO

       BackupLog(5), BosConfig(5), CellServDB(5), bdb.DB0(5), backup(8),
       bos_create(8), bos_getlog(8)

COPYRIGHT

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