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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
       xfsinvutil -i
       xfsinvutil -C


       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
       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.

       -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.

       -u UUID
            Specifies the filesystem universally unique identifier  (UUID)  of
            inventory  entries  to  be  selected  for pruning.  This option is
            equivalent to the -M option.

       -m media_label
            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.

   Interactive Mode
       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
       imported inventory.


       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


       xfsdump(8), xfsrestore(8).