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VolserLog - Traces Volume Server operations
The VolserLog file records a trace of Volume Server (volserver process)
operations on the local machine and describes any error conditions it
If the VolserLog file does not already exist in the /var/log/openafs
directory when the Volume Server starts, the server process creates it
and writes initial start-up messages to it. If there is an existing
file, the Volume Server renames it to VolserLog.old, overwriting the
existing VolserLog.old file if it exists.
The file is in ASCII format. Administrators listed in the
/etc/openafs/server/UserList file can use the bos getlog command to
display its contents. Alternatively, log onto the file server machine
and use a text editor or a file display command such as the UNIX cat
command. By default, the mode bits on the VolserLog file grant the
required "r" (read) permission to all users.
The Volume Server records operations only as it completes them, and so
cannot recover from failures by reviewing the file. The log contents
are useful for administrative evaluation of process failures and other
UserList(5), bos_getlog(8), volserver(8)
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