|-oldname <old volume name>||Is the current name of the read/write volume.|
|-newname <new volume name>||Is the desired new name for the volume.|
|-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).|
|-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 vos rename command produces no output if the command succeeds.
If the volume named by the -oldname argument does not exist, the following message appears:
vos: Could not find entry for volume <old volume name>.
The following example changes the mistaken volume name sun4x_56.afsws to the correct alternative sun4x_56.usr.afsws.
% vos rename -oldname sun4x_56.afsws -newname sun4x_56.usr.afsws
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.
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