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NAME

       backup_dbverify - Checks the integrity of the Backup Database

SYNOPSIS

       backup dbverify [-detail] [-localauth]
           [-cell <cell name>]
           [-help]

       backup db [-d] [-l] [-c <cell name>] [-h]

DESCRIPTION

       The backup dbverify command checks the integrity of the Backup Database. The command's
       output indicates whether the Backup Database is damaged (data is corrupted) or not. If the
       Backup Database is undamaged, it is safe to continue using it. If it is corrupted,
       discontinue any backup operations until it is repaired.

CAUTIONS

       While this command runs, no other backup operation can access the Backup Database; the
       other commands do not run until this command completes. Avoid issuing this command when
       other backup operations are likely to run. The backup savedb command repairs some types of
       corruption.

OPTIONS

       -detail
           Reports the number of orphaned blocks found, any inconsistencies, and the name of the
           server machine running the Backup Server that is checking its copy of the database.

       -localauth
           Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile
           file. The backup command interpreter presents it to the Backup Server, Volume Server
           and VL Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this flag with the -cell
           argument. For more details, see backup(8).

       -cell <cell name>
           Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument with the
           -localauth flag. For more details, see backup(8).

       -help
           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

OUTPUT

       The command displays one of the following two messages:

       Database OK
           The database is undamaged and can be used.

       Database not OK
           The database is damaged. You can use the backup savedb command to repair many kinds of
           corruption as it creates a backup copy.  For more detailed instructions, see the
           OpenAFS Administration Guide chapter about performing backup operations.

       The -detail flag provides additional information:

       ·   The number of orphan blocks found. These are ranges of memory that the Backup Server
           preallocated in the database but cannot use. Orphan blocks do not interfere with
           database access, but do waste disk space. To free the unusable space, dump the
           database to tape by using the backup savedb command, and then restore it by using the
           backup restoredb command.

       ·   Any inconsistencies in the database, such as invalid hostnames for Tape Coordinator
           machines.

       ·   The name of the database server machine on which the Backup Database was checked,
           designated as the "Database checker". For a detailed trace of the verification
           operation, see the /var/log/openafs/BackupLog file on the indicated machine. You can
           use the bos getlog command to display it.

EXAMPLES

       The following command confirms that the Backup Database is undamaged:

          % backup dbverify
          Database OK

       The following command confirms that the Backup Database is undamaged and that it has no
       orphan blocks or invalid Tape Coordinator entries. The Backup Server running on the
       machine "db1.abc.com" checked its copy of the Database.

          % backup dbverify -detail
          Database OK
          Orphan blocks 0
          Database checker was db1.abc.com

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on every machine where
       the Backup Server is running, or must be logged onto a server machine as the local
       superuser "root" if the -localauth flag is included.

SEE ALSO

       BackupLog(5), backup(8), backup_restoredb(8), backup_savedb(8), bos_getlog(8)

COPYRIGHT

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