Hello other OpenAFS users, I've recently setup a new file server to try and facilitate upgrading our OpenAFS servers to a newer version of debian (the current stable distro: stretch).
The server and db server setup seems to have gone smoothly, but I've got problems with moving the AFS volumes. If I try to do a vos move from the old fileserver to the new one, the move will fail with: Failed to move data for the volume 536881885 VOLSER: Problems encountered in doing the dump ! However, if I work on the old file server, or another openafs client system (in fact, I've got another debian stretch system using the exact same version the debian openafs-client package) I can move the volume to the new server. And I can verify by looking at the /vicepc directory that the file is there, the vldb says it's there but if I try to move the file back to the older server working on the new server it will fail with a message that the volume is not found, something like: The volume 536881885 is not on the specified site. The current site is : server newserver.math.uic.edu partition /vicepc OK ... but that's exactly the arguments I passed to vos as the -fromserver and -toserver And, if I switch over to another openafs-client or the old AFS file server I can issue the vos command to move the volume back just fine. Anybody have any ideas what's going wrong? -Fred