Coda File System

Re: Changing hostname

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 00:27:21 -0400
Frederic Praca wrote:
> Hello guys,
> I finally repaired my coda file system thanks to this mail
> ( ).
> Now, I'm looking for a safe way to change the hostname of the server the
> SCM is running on.
I guess this name change implies an ip-address change as well. Changing 
the name isn't that hard, just edit the /vice/db/servers file on the SCM 
and /vice/db/hostname on the server whose name is changing. If the name 
of the SCM changes, you also need to update /vice/srv/scm.

After editing these files the changes should automatically propagate to 
all servers, if that isn't happening, restart the update daemons. Then 
restart the Coda servers, the name-to-address resolution only happens at 
startup, so they won't pick up the new server address until all of them 
have been restarted.

Finally (the most painful part) all clients need to be reinitialized, 
otherwise even if they successfully pick up the new addresses they will 
keep trying to reconnect to the old server address.

Received on 2009-10-10 00:29:50