Coda File System

Re: novice kind of question - replication

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 09:29:34 -0400
On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 12:48:23PM +0100, pawel eljasz wrote:
> non-SCM vice-setup), this appears in UpdateSrvLog on SCM:
> 16:10:45 Access denied to file db/ROOTVOLUME
> and above file does not even exist, vice-setup does not create it
> is it something I need to create manually?

One of the failed attempts at simplifying server setup. If the file
doesn't exist the Coda server defaults to using '/', but I couldn't
remove the name from the list of files propagated by the update daemons
without breaking existing installations. I should fix the setup scripts
to create the file again.

The warning should be harmless, if it annoys or shows up in the
updatesrv log al lot just create a file containing a single forward
slash character (echo -n / > /vice/db/ROOTVOLUME).

> can anybody point me to some readings on Replication, manual and
> howtos don't work for me

The best high level overview at the moment is probably the Evolution of
Coda paper,

> VSGDB file is another one that has to be created manually?
> and I really cannot figure out its syntax from the manual

That was a successful server setup simplification, it no longer exists.

Received on 2010-04-16 09:29:57