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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       db_checkpoint   -  Periodically  checkpoint  the  security
       database log (Enhanced Security)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/tcb/bin/db_checkpoint [-1v] [-h home] [-k bytes]  [-L
       file] [-p min]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Checkpoint  the  log  once, and then exit.  Specify a home
       directory for the  database.  The  correct  directory  for
       enhanced   security  is  /var/tcb/files.   Checkpoint  the
       database at least as often as every  kbytes  of  log  file
       written.   Log  the execution of the db_checkpoint utility
       to the specified file in the following format,  where  ###
       is  the  process  ID, and the date is the time the utility
       starting running.

              db_checkpoint: ### Wed Jun 15 01:23:45 EDT 1995

              This file is removed if the  db_checkpoint  utility
              exits gracefully.  Checkpoint the database at least
              every min minutes.  Write the time of  each  checkpoint
 to the standard output.

       At  least  one of the -1, -k and -p options must be specified.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       A customized version of the  Berkeley  Database  (Berkeley
       DB)  is  embedded in the operating system to provide highperformance
 database support for critical security  files.
       The  DB  includes  full transactional support and database
       recovery, using write-ahead logging and  checkpointing  to
       record changes.

       The  db_checkpoint  utility is a daemon process that monitors
 the database log  and  periodically  checkpoints  it.
       Since  other  database  functions  also  cause  checkpoint
       records to be written to the log,  db_checkpoint  is  normally
  used  as  a one-time function to guarantee a checkpoint
 before archiving the database.

       The db_checkpoint utility utility attaches to one or  more
       of  the  Berkeley  DB  shared  memory regions. In order to
       avoid region corruption, it should  always  be  given  the
       chance  to detach and exit gracefully.  To cause db_checkpoint
 to clean up after itself and exit, send it an interrupt
 signal (SIGINT).

       The  db_checkpoint  utility does not attempt to create the
       Berkeley DB shared memory regions if they do  not  already
       exist.  The application which creates the region should be
       started first, and then, once the region is  created,  the
       db_checkpoint utility should be started.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The db_checkpoint utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an
       error occurs.


       If the -h option is  not  specified  and  the  environment
       variable  DB_HOME  is  set,  it is used as the path of the
       database  home.  The  home  directory  for   security   is

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]



SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  db_archive(8),  db_printlog(8),  db_recover(8),
       db_stat(8), secconfig(8)

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