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Pings an inactive Epoch to prevent it from being removed.


Product Categories:
  • Open Enterprise Server
  • Functional Categories:
  • Linux
  • Workgroup
  • Posted:19 Dec 2006
    File Size:4KB
    Publisher:Dean Giles


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    If an epoch is inactive for more than the default interval (determinable by linuxGetInactiveEpochInterval) then the epoch will be removed. Using this script to ping the epoch will reset the Inactive clock and begging the inactive interval again. It uses the Virtual File Services (Originally called Virtual File Services for NetWare) which were ported over to Linux. The SDK for this API set can be downloaded from The objective of the tool is to add a trustee to a file using XML as specified in the VFS for NetWare specification. It is intended to be used as a sample script for developers that may want to use the VFS API set to view and manage storage.

    How to Use the file: is a Perl script. So Perl must be installed and running on the Linux server that this file is being loaded on. NSS must be installed to get the VFS support.

    To run the perl script type:

    per VOLUME_NAME <enter>
    Where VOLUME_NAME is the name of the NSS volume where the active EFL Epoch is to be stopped.

    Example: perl VOL1 <enter>

    Sample output:

    perl NSS1
    file is now open+</_admin/Manage_NSS/Volume/NSS1/FileEvents.xml
    <epoch value="999b2e58-8ee7-01db-80-00-7d12a3031248"/>
    <epoch value="999b2e58-8ee7-01db-80-00-7d12a3031248"/>
    <result value="0"><description>success</description></result>
    Choose an epoch and type in the complete 37 letter code including dashes.
    <nssRequest><fileEventList><pingEpoch epochNumber="999b2e58-8ee7-01db-80-00-7d12a3031248"/></fileEventList></nssRequest>
    <epoch value="999b2e58-8ee7-01db-80-00-7d12a3031248"/>
    <result value="0"><description>success</description></result>

    The specifications explain the XML tags.

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