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       SALVAGE.fs - Triggers salvaging of AFS server partitions


       The SALVAGE.fs file, if present in a file server machine's
       /var/lib/openafs/local directory, indicates to the Basic OverSeer (BOS)
       Server (bosserver process) that it must invoke the Salvager (salvager
       process) during recovery from a failure of the File Server (fileserver

       The BOS Server creates the zero-length file each time it starts or
       restarts the "fs" process. When the File Server exits normally (for
       example, in response to the bos shutdown or bos stop command), the BOS
       Server removes the file. However, if the File Server exits
       unexpectedly, the file remains in the /var/lib/openafs/local directory
       as a signal that the BOS Server must invoke the Salvager process to
       repair any file system inconsistencies possibly introduced during the
       failure, before restarting the File Server and Volume Server processes.

       Do not create or remove this file. To invoke the Salvager process
       directly, use the bos salvage command or log onto the file server
       machine as the local superuser "root" and issue the salvager command.


       bos_salvage(8), bosserver(8), fileserver(8), salvager(8), volserver(8)


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