xfsinvutil - xfsdump inventory database checking and pruning utility
xfsinvutil [-F|-i] [-u UUID] [-M mount_point] mm/dd/yyyy
xfsdump(1M) maintains an online dump inventory in /var/xfsdump/inventory.
The -I option of xfsdump displays the inventory contents hierarchically.
The levels of the hierarchy are: filesystem, dump session, stream, and
Over time, this database may grow too large as xfsdump and xfsrestore(1M)
do not remove entries from the inventory. The database may also develop
inconsistencies for various reasons such as operator errors etc., that
may cause xfsdump or xfsrestore to print error or warning messages.
xfsinvutil is an utility to check this inventory database for
consistency, to remove entries of dump sessions which may no longer be of
relevance, and to browse the contents of the inventory.
xfsinvutil may be used in three different modes. In the first mode
xfsinvutil steps over each dump session recorded in the inventory and
prompts for a yes or no response to whether each session should be
pruned. The second is a batch mode in which xfsinvutil will prune every
entry matching the supplied criteria. The third mode allows the user to
browse the inventory in detail, to delete or undelete records at will and
also to import inventories from other hosts.
The following command line options are available:
-F Don't prompt the operator. When xfsinvutil encounters a matching
dump session, xfsinvutil will normally ask the operator for
permission to delete the entry. With this option the deletion is
performed, no questions asked.
-i Interactive mode. Causes xfsinvutil to run in a mode that will
allow the operator to browse the contents of the inventory. Please
refer to the Interactive Mode section below for more information.
Specifies the mount point of inventory entries to be selected for
pruning. xfsinvutil prompts the operator when a dump session in the
inventory is identified by the mount point and was created prior to
the specified date. The operator can then select specific dump
sessions for removal from the inventory database. xfsinvutil also
performs consistency checks on other inventory database entries when
invoked with this option.
Specifies the filesystem universally unique identifier (UUID) of
inventory entries to be selected for pruning. This option is
equivalent to the -M option.
-C With this option, xfsinvutil performs consistency checks for all
entries in the inventory database. It fixes any problems found. If
no consistent entries are found , the corresponding inventory
database file is removed.
Interactive Mode [Toc] [Back]
When run with -i, xfsinvutil will present the operator with a
hierarchical representation of the xfsdump inventory. In this mode, the
operator can use the arrow keys (or the h j k l keys) to navigate the
inventory and also use the following keys and functionality:
+ Expand a branch of the tree.
- Collapse a branch of the tree.
* Fully expand a branch of the tree.
% Fully collapse a branch of the tree.
h Move selection to the parent entry.
l Move selection to the child entry.
j Move selection to next entry.
k Move selection to previous entry.
d Mark the current record, and all sub-records, to be deleted.
u Clear the current record and all parent records from being deleted.
i Import another xfsdump inventory.
? Show help window.
x Commit any changes made to the inventory, and exit the program.
q Exit the program without commiting any changes to the inventory.
Inventories from other hosts can be imported to create a larger common
inventory. It is recommended that the contents of /var/xfsdump/inventory
on the remote host be copied to a temporary local directory prior to
running xfsinvutil. When xfsinvutil is run in interactive mode, and the
operator hits i, they will be prompted for the path to the inventory to
be imported. xfsinvutil will then add the contents of the imported
inventory to the main window, and all entries will be marked as imported.
The operator can then delete any of these entries that are not to be
imported. When the operator commits the changes, xfsinvutil will import
any entries which were not marked as deleted. Deleted entries are not
actually deleted from the original imported inventory.
Each dump session updates an inventory database in
/var/xfsdump/inventory. xfsdump uses the inventory to determine the base
of incremental and resumed dumps.
This database can be displayed by invoking xfsdump with the -I option.
The display uses tabbed indentation to present the inventory
hierarchically. The first level is filesystem. The second level is
session. The third level is media stream (currently only one stream is
supported). The fourth level lists the media files sequentially
composing the stream.
/var/xfsdump/inventory dump inventory database
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