vos_remsite - Removes a read-only site definition from a VLDB entry
vos remsite-server <machine name>
-partition <partition name> -id <volume name or ID>
[-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-verbose]
vos rems-s <machine name> -p <partition name>
-i <volume name or ID> [-c <cell name>] [-n] [-l]
The vos remsite command removes the read-only replication site
specified by the -machine and -partition arguments from the Volume
Location Database (VLDB) entry for the indicated volume, which is
This command is useful for removing read-only sites that were mistakenly
created with the vos addsite command, before the vos release command
actually releases them. If a read-only copy already exists at the site, it
is not affected. However, if this read-only site was the last site housing
any version of the volume, then the entire VLDB entry is removed, even if
a copy of the read-only version still actually exists at the site. The VL
Server does not correct the discrepancy until the vos syncserv and
vos syncvldb commands are run.
Do not use this command as the standard way to remove a read-only volume,
because it can create a discrepancy between the VLDB and the volumes on
file server machines. Use the vos remove command instead.
-server <server name>
Specifies the file server machine portion of the site definition to
remove. Provide the machine's IP address or its host name (either fully
qualified or using an unambiguous abbreviation). For details, see
-partition <partition name>
Specifies the partition name portion of the site definition 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).
-id <volume name or id>
Specifies either the complete name or volume ID number of the read/write
volume to remove.
-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).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. Do not
combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
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).
Produces on the standard output stream a detailed trace of the command's
execution. If this argument is omitted, only warnings and error messages
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The following command removes the mistakenly defined read-only site
/viceph on the file server machine "fs5.abc.com" from the VLDB entry
for the volume "root.cell".
% vos remsite -server fs5.abc.com -partition h -id root.cell
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".
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