VOS_DELENTRY(1) AFS Command Reference VOS_DELENTRY(1)
vos_delentry - Removes a volume entry from the VLDB.
vos delentry [-id <volume name or ID>+]
[-prefix <prefix of volume whose VLDB entry is to be deleted>]
[-server <machine name>]
[-partition <partition name>]
[-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth]
[-verbose] [-encrypt] [-noresolve] [-help]
vos de [-i <volume name or ID>+]
[-pr <prefix of volume whose VLDB entry is to be deleted>]
[-s <machine name>] [-pa <partition name>]
[-c <cell name>] [-noa] [-l]
[-v] [-e] [-nor] [-h]
The vos delentry command removes the Volume Location Database (VLDB) entry for each specified volume. A specified volume can be any of the
three types (read/write, read-only, or backup), but the entire entry is removed no matter which type is provided. The command has no effect
on the actual volumes on file server machines, if they exist.
This command is useful if a volume removal operation did not update the VLDB (perhaps because the vos zap command was used), but the system
administrator does not feel it is necessary to use the vos syncserv and vos syncvldb commands to synchronize an entire file server machine.
To remove the VLDB entry for a single volume, use the -id argument. To remove groups of volumes, combine the -prefix, -server, and
-partition arguments. The following list describes how to remove the VLDB entry for the indicated group of volumes:
o For every volume whose name begins with a certain character string (for example, "sys." or "user."): use the -prefix argument.
o Every volume for which the VLDB lists a site on a certain file server machine: specify the file server name with the -server argument.
o Every volume for which the VLDB lists a site on a partition of the same name (for instance, on the /vicepa partition on any file server
machine): specify the partition name with the -partition argument.
o Every volume for which the VLDB lists a site one a specific partition of a file server machine: specify both the -server and -partition
o Every volume whose name begins with a certain prefix and for which the VLDB lists a site on a file server machine: combine the -prefix
and -server arguments. Combine the -prefix argument with the -partition argument, or both the -server and -partition arguments, to
remove a more specific group of volumes.
Do not use this command to remove a volume in normal circumstances; it does not remove a volume from the file server machine, and so is
likely to make the VLDB inconsistent with state of the volumes on server machines. Use the vos remove command to remove both the volume and
its VLDB entry.
-id <volume name or ID>+
Specifies the complete name or the volume ID number of each volume for which to remove the VLDB entry. The entire entry is removed,
regardless of whether the read/write, read-only, or backup version is indicated. Provide this argument or some combination of the
-prefix, -server, and -partition arguments.
-prefix <prefix of volume entry
Specifies a character string of any length; the VLDB entry for a volume whose name begins with the string is removed. Include field
separators (such as periods) if appropriate. Combine this argument with the -server argument, -partition argument, or both.
-server <server name>
Identifies a file server machine; if a volume's VLDB entry lists a site on the machine, the entry is removed. Provide the machine's IP
address or its host name (either fully qualified or using an unambiguous abbreviation). For details, see vos(1).
Combine this argument with the -prefix argument, the -partition argument, or both.
-partition <partition name>
Identifies a partition; if a volume's VLDB entry lists a site on the partition, the entry is removed. 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).
Combine this argument with the -prefix argument, the -server argument, or both.
-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 appear.
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.
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.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.
The following message confirms the success of the command by indicating how many VLDB entries were removed.
Deleted <number> VLDB entries
The following command removes the VLDB entry for the volume "user.temp".
% vos delentry user.temp
The following command removes the VLDB entry for every volume whose name begins with the string "test" and for which the VLDB lists a site
on the file server machine "fs3.abc.com".
% vos delentry -prefix test -server fs3.abc.com
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".
vos(1), vos_remove(1), vos_syncserv(1), vos_syncvldb(1), vos_zap(1)
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