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       innochecksum - offline InnoDB file checksum utility


       innochecksum [options] file_name


       innochecksum prints checksums for InnoDB files. This tool reads an InnoDB tablespace file,
       calculates the checksum for each page, compares the calculated checksum to the stored
       checksum, and reports mismatches, which indicate damaged pages. It was originally
       developed to speed up verifying the integrity of tablespace files after power outages but
       can also be used after file copies. Because checksum mismatches will cause InnoDB to
       deliberately shut down a running server, it can be preferable to use this tool rather than
       waiting for a server in production usage to encounter the damaged pages.

       innochecksum cannot be used on tablespace files that the server already has open. For such
       files, you should use CHECK TABLE to check tables within the tablespace.

       If checksum mismatches are found, you would normally restore the tablespace from backup or
       start the server and attempt to use mysqldump to make a backup of the tables within the

       Invoke innochecksum like this:

           shell> innochecksum [options] file_name

       innochecksum supports the following options. For options that refer to page numbers, the
       numbers are zero-based.

       ·   -c

           Print a count of the number of pages in the file.

       ·   -d

           Debug mode; prints checksums for each page.

       ·   -e num

           End at this page number.

       ·   -p num

           Check only this page number.

       ·   -s num

           Start at this page number.

       ·   -v

           Verbose mode; print a progress indicator every five seconds.


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