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NAME

       ovsdb-tool - Open vSwitch database management utility

SYNOPSIS

       ovsdb-tool [options] create [db [schema]]
       ovsdb-tool [options] compact [db [target]]
       ovsdb-tool [options] convert [db [schema [target]]]
       ovsdb-tool [options] needs-conversion [db [schema]]
       ovsdb-tool [options] db-version [db]
       ovsdb-tool [options] schema-version [schema]
       ovsdb-tool [options] db-cksum [db]
       ovsdb-tool [options] schema-cksum [schema]
       ovsdb-tool [options] query [db] transaction
       ovsdb-tool [options] transact [db] transaction
       ovsdb-tool [options] [-m | --more]... show-log [db]
       ovsdb-tool help

       Logging options:
              [-v[module[:facility[:level]]]]...
              [--verbose[=module[:facility[:level]]]]...
              [--log-file[=file]]

       Common options:
              [-h | --help] [-V | --version]

DESCRIPTION

       The  ovsdb-tool  program is a command-line tool for managing Open vSwitch database (OVSDB)
       files.  It does not interact directly with running Open vSwitch database servers (instead,
       use ovsdb-client).

   Basic Commands
       create db schema
              Reads  an  OVSDB schema from the file named schema and creates a new OVSDB database
              file named db using that schema.   The  new  database  is  initially  empty.   This
              command will not overwrite an existing db.

              schema  must  contain  an  OVSDB  schema  in  JSON  format.   Refer  to  the  OVSDB
              specification for details.

       compact db [target]
              Reads db and writes a compacted version.  If target  is  specified,  the  compacted
              version  is  written  as a new file named target, which must not already exist.  If
              target is omitted, then the compacted version of the database replaces db in-place.

       convert db schema [target]
              Reads db, translating it into to the schema specified in schema, and writes out the
              new interpretation.  If target is specified, the translated version is written as a
              new file named target, which must not already exist.  If target  is  omitted,  then
              the translated version of the database replaces db in-place.

              This  command can do simple ``upgrades'' and ``downgrades'' on a database's schema.
              The data in db  must  be  valid  when  interpreted  under  schema,  with  only  one
              exception:  data  in  db  for  tables  and  columns that do not exist in schema are
              ignored.  Columns that exist in schema but not in  db  are  set  to  their  default
              values.  All of schema's constraints apply in full.

       needs-conversion db schema
              Reads  the  schema  embedded in db and the standalone schema in schema and compares
              them.  If the schemas are the same, prints no on stdout; if they differ, print yes.

       db-version db
       schema-version schema
              Prints the version number in the schema embedded within the database db or  in  the
              standalone  schema  schema  on stdout.  A schema version number has the form x.y.z.
              See ovs-vswitchd.conf.db(5) for details.

              Schema version numbers and Open vSwitch version numbers are independent.

              If schema or db was created before schema versioning was introduced, then  it  will
              not have a version number and this command will print a blank line.

       db-cksum db
       schema-cksum schema
              Prints  the  checksum  in  the  schema  embedded  within  the database db or of the
              standalone schema schema on stdout.

              If schema or db was created before schema checksums were introduced, then  it  will
              not have a checksum and this command will print a blank line.

       query db transaction
              Opens db, executes transaction on it, and prints the results.  The transaction must
              be a JSON array in the format of the params array for the JSON-RPC transact method,
              as described in the OVSDB specification.

              The  db is opened for read-only access, so this command may safely run concurrently
              with other database activity, including ovsdb-server and  other  database  writers.
              The  transaction  may specify database modifications, but these will have no effect
              on db.

       transact db transaction
              Opens db, executes transaction on it, prints the results, and commits  any  changes
              to  db.  The transaction must be a JSON array in the format of the params array for
              the JSON-RPC transact method, as described in the OVSDB specification.

              The db is opened and locked for read/write access, so this command will fail if the
              database  is  opened  for  writing by any other process, including ovsdb-server(1).
              Use  ovsdb-client(1),  instead,  to  write  to  a  database  that  is   served   by
              ovsdb-server(1).

       show-log db
              Prints  a  summary of the records in db's log, including the time and date at which
              each database change occurred and any associated comment.  This may be  useful  for
              debugging.

              To  increase  the  verbosity of output, add -m (or --more) one or more times to the
              command line.  With one -m,  show-log  prints  a  summary  of  the  records  added,
              deleted,  or  modified by each transaction.  With two -ms, show-log also prints the
              values of the columns modified by each change to a record.

OPTIONS

   Logging Options
       -v[spec]
       --verbose=[spec]
              Sets logging levels.  Without any spec, sets the log level  for  every  module  and
              facility  to dbg.  Otherwise, spec is a list of words separated by spaces or commas
              or colons, up to one from each category below:

              ·      A valid module name, as displayed by the vlog/list command on ovs-appctl(8),
                     limits the log level change to the specified module.

              ·      syslog,  console,  or  file,  to  limit  the log level change to only to the
                     system log, to the console, or to a file, respectively.

              ·      off, emer, err, warn, info, or dbg, to control the log level.   Messages  of
                     the  given severity or higher will be logged, and messages of lower severity
                     will be filtered out.  off filters out all messages.  See ovs-appctl(8)  for
                     a definition of each log level.

              Case is not significant within spec.

              Regardless  of  the  log levels set for file, logging to a file will not take place
              unless --log-file is also specified (see below).

              For compatibility with older versions of OVS, any is accepted as a word but has  no
              effect.

       -v
       --verbose
              Sets the maximum logging verbosity level, equivalent to --verbose=dbg.

       --log-file[=file]
              Enables logging to a file.  If file is specified, then it is used as the exact name
              for the log  file.   The  default  log  file  name  used  if  file  is  omitted  is
              /var/log/openvswitch/ovsdb-tool.log.

   Other Options
       -h
       --help Prints a brief help message to the console.

       -V
       --version
              Prints version information to the console.

FILES

       The    default    db    is    /etc/openvswitch/conf.db.     The    default    schema    is
       /usr/share/openvswitch/vswitch.ovsschema.  The help command also displays these defaults.

SEE ALSO

       ovsdb-server(1), ovsdb-client(1), and the OVSDB specification.