genufi - Generates a User File Inventory (UFI) file
The genufi utility creates a User File Inventory (UFI)
file that contains the names of user files created or
copied to your system after an installation. Some of
these files reside on file systems that are overwritten
during a new installation of the operating system. You
must have superuser privileges to run the genufi utility,
and you must invoke the genufi utility from the
To create the UFI file, the genufi utility checks the Master
Synchronization Inventory (MSI) file created by the
invsync utility to determine which file systems will be
overwritten by a complete installation. The genufi utility
searches those file systems for user files and writes
these entries to the UFI file. File systems that remain
intact during a new installation of the operating system
are not searched.
The genufi utility also filters out certain files and
directories that would not commonly be considered for
backup. For example, some log files, installation files,
and temporary directories do not need to be restored after
a complete installation and are not written to the UFI
The following directories are not included:
In the previous list, HOST represents the hostname of the
system (such as /usr/sys/BLUTO) on the system named bluto.
The following files are not included:
Edit the UFI file to remove the entries for files and
directories that you do not want to back up. The UFI file
is written in the setld inventory file format. Refer to
the stl_inv(4) reference page for more information.
You must have superuser privileges to run the genufi utility.
You must invoke the genufi utility from the /usr/.smdb.
Master Synchronization Inventory file User File Inventory
ils(8), invsync(8), udelta(8), udetect(8), updmv(8), usync
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