Coda File System

Re: createvol_rep failed on coda-6.9.0 and linux

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 13:19:57 -0500
On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 05:51:04PM +0100, Reiner Dassing wrote:
> a new setup of coda-6.9.0 on Debian Linux did allow to createvol_rep
> the default /vicepa but the command
> "createvol_rep iersdc tarzan1/vicepb tarzan2/vicepb"
> shows: "Failed to dump the current VRDB into /vice/db/"

Did you set up /vice/db/vicetab to have a valid entry for /vicepb?
Also, you may have to restart the servers before the new partition is
picked up from that file.

> + volutil -h tarzan1 dumpvrdb /vice/db/
> + '[' 255 -ne 0 ']'
> + echo 'Failed to dump the current VRDB into /vice/db/'
> Failed to dump the current VRDB into /vice/db/
> + exit 1

If you run that volutil command from the prompt does it give an
explanation for the error? In the script we redirected stderr to
/dev/null to avoid too much clutter.

> # more /vice/vol/BigVolumeList
> P/vicepa Htarzan1 T8b3f8c F8b3f78
> W/.0 I1000001 H1 P/vicepa m0 M0 U2 W1000001 C45b88f7a D45b88f7a B0 A0

This does look like we don't know about any vicepb 'partitions' on
either tarzan1 or tarzan2, as there would be a P/vicepb line in the
volume list. But maybe the script never got far enough to update this

Received on 2007-01-25 13:23:07