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The xsanctl command allows you to manage basic events on an Xsan. The following options are available to xsanctl:
  • disksChanged – Causes the FSS to scan the available LUNs
  • mount – Mounts a volume
  • ping – Verifies FSS (File System Server) responsiveness
  • sanConfigChanged – Causes the FSS to reload the volume configuration file
  • unmount – Unmounts a volume
These options are used following the xsanctl command and are then followed with any options they themselves may have. For example, if you want to mount a volume you would run the xsanctl command followed by the mount option/verb and then the name of a volume, like so (assuming volume name of KryptedVideos):
xsanctl mount KryptedVideos
Now let’s say that you then wanted to unmount that volume; simply transpose mount with unmount as follows:
xsanctl unmount KryptedVideos
Once mounted you should be able to cd into /Volumes/KryptedVideos and verify that the filesystem has been mounted.

November 12th, 2009

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Xsan

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