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xfsinvutil - xfsdump inventory database checking and pruning utility
xfsinvutil [-F|-i] [-u UUID] [-M mount_point]
[-m media_label] mm/dd/yyyy
xfsdump maintains an online dump inventory in
/var/lib/xfsdump/inventory. The -I option of xfsdump displays the
inventory contents hierarchically. The levels of the hierarchy are:
filesystem, dump session, stream, and media file.
Over time, this database may grow too large as xfsdump (8) and
xfsrestore(8) 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
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.
-M mount_point mm/dd/yyyy
Specifies the mount point and cut-off date 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. This prompt will not happen if the -n option is used;
it will be assumed that the pruning is wanted. xfsinvutil also
performs consistency checks on other inventory database entries
when invoked with this option.
The mountpoint must match the mount point as specified in the
inventory shown using xfsdump with the -I option. This includes
the host name and the mount path.
Specifies the filesystem universally unique identifier (UUID) of
inventory entries to be selected for pruning. This option is
equivalent to the -M option.
If specified, only sessions with at least one media file whose
label matches this value will be eligible for pruning. This
restriction is in addition to those imposed by the date and the -M
or -u options. This option allows the pruning of all inventory
references to media which may have been overwritten or lost.
-n With this option, xfsinvutil will not ask any confirmation
questions regarding sessions to prune. (It is the "Nike" 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.
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
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 committing 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/lib/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
Each dump session updates an inventory database in
/var/lib/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.
dump inventory database