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 command.
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 running.
-server <server name>
Identifies the file server machine running the Volume Server on
which to end the transaction. Provide the machine's 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 vos status.
-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.
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
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 /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".
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