backup_addvolset - Creates a new (empty) volume set
backup addvolset -name <volume set name> [-temporary]
[-localauth] [-cell <cell name>] [-help]
backup addvols -n <volume set name> [-t] [-l]
[-c <cell name>] [-h]
The backup addvolset command creates a new volume set, by default
adding it to the Backup Database. It is best that the volume set’s name
indicate the volume set’s contents; for example, define the volume
entries in the "user" volume set to match all user volumes. The volume
set name must be unique within the Backup Database of the local cell.
After issuing this command, issue the backup addvolentry command to
define the volume entries in the volume set.
Sometimes it is convenient to create volume sets without recording them
permanently in the Backup Database, for example when using the backup
volsetrestore command to restore a group of volumes that were not
necessarily backed up together. To create a temporary volume set,
include the -temporary flag. A temporary volume set exists only during
the lifetime of the current interactive session, so the flag is
effective only when used during an interactive session (opened by
issuing the backup interactive command). If it is included when the
command is issued at the regular command shell prompt, the command
appears to succeed, but the volume set is not created. As noted, a
temporary volume set ceases to exist when the current interactive
session ends, or use the backup delvolset command to delete it before
One advantage of temporary volume sets is that the backup addvolset
command, and any backup addvolentry commands subsequently used to add
volume entries to it, complete more quickly than for regular volume
sets, because no records are created in the Backup Database.
-name <volume set name>
Names the new volume set. The name can include up to 31 of any
character other than the period. Avoid other metacharacters as
Creates a volume set that exists only within the context of the
current interactive session. It is not added to the Backup
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The backup command interpreter
presents it to the Backup Server, Volume Server and VL Server
during mutual authentication. Do not combine this flag with the
-cell argument. For more details, see backup(8).
-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 backup(8).
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
The following command creates a volume set called "sys":
% backup addvolset sys
The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on
every machine where the Backup Server is running, or must be logged
onto a server machine as the local superuser "root" if the -localauth
flag is included.
backup(8), backup_addvolentry(8), backup_delvolentry(8),
backup_delvolset(8), backup_listvolsets(8), backup_volsetrestore(8)
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