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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       db_recover  -  Restores the database to a consistent state
       (Enhanced Security)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/tcb/bin/db_recover [-cv] [-h home]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Failure was catastrophic.  Specify a  home  directory  for
       the  database. The correct directory for enhanced security
       is /var/tcb/files.  Write out the pathnames of all of  the
       database  log  files,  whether or not they are involved in
       active transactions.  Run in verbose mode.

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_recover  utility  runs  after an unexpected system
       failure to restore the security database to  a  consistent
       state. All committed transactions are guaranteed to appear
       after db_recover has run, and all uncommitted transactions
       are  completely  undone. DB recovery is normally performed
       automatically for the security files  as  part  of  system

       In  the case of catastrophic failure, an archival copy, or
       snapshot of all database files must be restored along with
       all of the log files written since the database file snapshot
 was made. (If disk space is a problem, log files  may
       be referenced by symbolic links).

       If  the failure was not catastrophic, the files present on
       the system at the time of failure are sufficient  to  perform

       If  log files are missing, db_recover identifies the missing
 log files and fails, in which  case  the  missing  log
       files need to be restored and recovery performed again.

       The  db_recover  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_recover  to  clean
       up  after  itself  and  exit,  send it an interrupt signal

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The db_recover 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_checkpoint(8), db_printlog(8),
       db_dump(8), db_load(8), db_stat(8), secconfig(8)

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