|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 arguments.|
|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 volumes VLDB entry lists a site on the machine, the entry is removed. Provide the machines 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 volumes VLDB entry lists a site on the partition, the entry is removed. Provide the partitions 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). -noauth Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. Do not combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see vos(1). -localauth Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /usr/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). -dryrun Show the actions which would be taken, but do not make changes. -verbose Produces on the standard output stream a detailed trace of the commands execution. If this argument is omitted, only warnings and error messages appear. -encrypt Encrypts the command so that the operations 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. -noresolve 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. -help 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 /usr/local/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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