Re-initializing a CNFS spool
kevin at sunshinecable.com
Fri Aug 3 19:48:10 UTC 2001
On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Eric McDonald wrote:
> I need to re-initialize my CNFS spool, but I don't want to go through the
> lengthy process of deleting/restoring with mkfile (my version of linux
> doesn't allow direct I/O to a raw filesystem).
> What's the best way to reset a CNFS spool file?
If you clear out just the header of the CNFS file, INN will reinitialize
I don't recall exactly how big the header is, but I usually overwrite 100
records. Use dd, same as usual, just specify conv=notrunc so the
resulting file is not truncated, and use a smaller count than you
would for a new file.
cronkite# dd if=/dev/zero of=/path/to/cnfsfile count=100 conv=notrunc
Restart INN and the storage manager will reset your CNFS file.
Kevin McKinnon kevin at sunshinecable.com
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