Manual Reference Pages - VOS_ENDTRANS (1)
vos_endtrans - Ends a volserver transaction
vos endtrans -server <machine name>
-transaction <transaction iD>
[-cell <cell name>]
[-verbose] [-encrypt] [-noresolve] [-help]
vos st -s <machine name>
-t <transaction iD>
[-c <cell name>]
[-noa] [-l] [-v] [-e] [-nor] [-h]
The vos endtrans command ends a specific transaction on the Volume
Server for a specific volume. Under normal operation this command should
never need to be used, but it can be useful to reduce the amount of time
a volume is offline after an accidental command, or a vos
Many vos commands, when they interact with a volume, create
what is called a transaction in order to perform many different
operations on a volume. If the vos process exits uncleanly,
transactions may still stay open for the manipulated volumes, and the
Volume Server may deny any further operations on those volumes while the
transactions are still open. vos endtrans allows you to end these
transactions and make the volumes usable again without needing to
restart the volserver.
To find out what transactions are running on a Volume Server and what
their transaction IDs are, see the vos status
This command is not used during normal OpenAFS administration. If used
improperly, this can negatively impact currently-running
vos operations. Only run this on a transaction if you are
certain that the program that created the transaction is no longer
-server <server name>
Identifies the file server machine running the Volume Server on which to
end the transaction. Provide the machines IP address or its host name
(either fully qualified or using an unambiguous abbreviation). For
details, see vos(1).
-transaction <transaction ID>
Identifies which transaction to end on the Volume Server. You can get a
listing of active transactions and their IDs from the output of
-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
/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).
Produces on the standard output stream a detailed trace of the commands
execution. If this argument is omitted, only warnings and error messages
Encrypts the command so that the operations results are not transmitted
across the network in clear text.
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.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The following example illustrates the kind of output that can appear
when a volume operation was about to be attempted on the Volume Server
on fs1.abc.com, but the process performing the operation never
actually did anything with the volume:
% vos status fs1.abc.com
transaction: 575 created: Fri Oct 16 16:55:54 2009
volume: 536871080 partition: /vicepb procedure: TransCreate
% vos endtrans fs1.abc.com 575
% vos status fs1.abc.com
No active transactions on fs1.abc.com
The issuer must be listed in the /usr/local/etc/openafs/server/UserList file on the
machine specified with the -server argument. If the -localauth
flag is included, the issuer must instead be logged on to a server
machine as the local superuser root.
Copyright 2009 Sine Nomine Associates
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