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       sosreport - Collect and package diagnostic and support data


                 [-n|--skip-plugins plugin-names]
                 [-e|--enable-plugins plugin-names]
                 [-o|--only-plugins plugin-names]
                 [-a|--alloptions] [-v|--verbose]
                 [-k plug.opt|--plugin-option plug.opt]
                 [--no-report] [--config-file conf]
                 [--preset preset] [--add-preset add_preset]
                 [--del-preset del_preset] [--desc description]
                 [--batch] [--build] [--debug] [--dry-run]
                 [--label label] [--case-id id]
                 [--threads threads]
                 [--plugin-timeout TIMEOUT]
                 [-s|--sysroot SYSROOT]
                 [-c|--chroot {auto|always|never}
                 [--tmp-dir directory]
                 [-p|--profile profile-name]
                 [--since YYYYMMDD[HHMMSS]]
                 [--skip-commands commands]
                 [--skip-files files]
                 [-z|--compression-type method]
                 [--encrypt-key KEY]
                 [--encrypt-pass PASS]
                 [--upload] [--upload-url url] [--upload-user user]
                 [--upload-directory dir] [--upload-pass pass]


       sosreport  generates  an  archive  of  configuration  and  diagnostic information from the
       running system. The archive may be stored locally or centrally for recording  or  tracking
       purposes  or  may  be  sent  to  technical  support  representatives, developers or system
       administrators to assist with technical fault-finding and debugging.

       Sos is modular in design and is able to collect data from a wide range of  subsystems  and
       packages  that  may  be installed. An HTML report summarizing the collected information is
       optionally generated and stored within the archive.


       -l, --list-plugins
              List all available plugins and their options. Plug-ins that would not be enabled by
              the current configuration are listed separately.

       -n, --skip-plugins PLUGNAME[,PLUGNAME]
              Disable  the  specified  plugin(s). Multiple plug-ins may be specified by repeating
              the option or as a comma-separated list.

       -e, --enable-plugins PLUGNAME[,PLUGNAME]
              Enable the specified plugin(s). Multiple plug-ins may be specified by repeating the
              option or as a comma-separated list.

       -o, --only-plugins PLUGNAME[,PLUGNAME]
              Enable  the  specified  plugin(s)  only  (all  other  plugins  should be disabled).
              Multiple plugins may be specified by repeating the option or as  a  comma-separated

              Specify  plug-in  options.  The  option PLUGOPT is enabled, or set to the specified
              value in the plug-in PLUGNAME.

       -a, --alloptions
              Set all boolean options to True for all enabled plug-ins.

       -v, --verbose
              Increase logging verbosity. May be specified multiple times  to  enable  additional
              debugging messages.

       -q, --quiet
              Only log fatal errors to stderr.

              Disable HTML report writing.

       --config-file CONFIG
              Specify alternate configuration file.

              Disable  postprocessing  globally  for  all  plugins.  This  will  mean data is not
              obfuscated/sanitized from the archive during collection.

              Note that this means data such as password, SSH keys, certificates, etc...  will be
              collected in plain text.

              To  selectively  disable  postprocessing  on a per-plugin basis, use the 'postproc'
              plugin option available to all plugins, e.g. '-k podman.postproc=off'.

       --preset PRESET
              Specify an existing preset to use for sos options.

              Presets are pre-configured sets of options  for  both  sos  and  sos  plugins.  For
              example  a  preset  may  enable a certain set of plugins, disable others, or enable
              specific plugin options. They may also specify sos  options  such  as  log-size  or
              package verification.

              User defined presets are saved under /var/lib/sos/presets as JSON-formatted files.

       --add-preset ADD_PRESET [options]
              Add a preset with name ADD_PRESET that enables [options] when called.

              For  example, 'sosreport --add-preset mypreset --log-size=50 -n logs' will enable a
              user to run 'sosreport --preset mypreset' that sets the maximum log size to 50  and
              disables the logs plugin.

              Note:  to  set  a description for the preset that is displayed with --list-presets,
              use the --desc option.

              Note: to set a behaviour note of the preset, use --note option.

              Note: The root filesystem, as seen by sos if running within a  container,  must  be
              writable to save presets using this option.

       --del-preset DEL_PRESET
              Deletes  the  preset  with  name  DEL_PRESET  from the filesystem so that it can no
              longer be used.

              Display a list of available presets and what options they carry.

       --desc DESCRIPTION
              When using --add-preset use this option to add a description  of  the  preset  that
              will be displayed when using --list-presets.

       -s, --sysroot SYSROOT
              Specify  an  alternate  root  file  system path. Useful for collecting reports from
              containers and images.

       -c, --chroot {auto|always|never}
              Set the chroot mode. When --sysroot is used  commands  default  to  executing  with
              SYSROOT  as  the root directory (unless disabled by a specific plugin). This can be
              overridden by setting --chroot to "always" (always chroot) or "never"  (always  run
              in the host namespace).

       --tmp-dir DIRECTORY
              Specify  alternate  temporary  directory  to  copy  data  as well as the compressed

              Display a list of available profiles and the plugins that they enable.

       -p, --profile, --profiles NAME
              Only run plugins that correspond to the given profile.  Multiple  profiles  may  be
              specified  as  a  comma-separated list; the set of plugins executed is the union of
              each of the profile's  plugin  sets.  Currently  defined  profiles  include:  boot,
              cluster,  desktop,  debug,  hardware, identity, network, openstack, packagemanager,
              security, services, storage, sysmgmt, system, performance, virt, and webserver.

              Instructs plugins to perform plugin-specific verification during  data  collection.
              This  may  include  package  manager  verification,  log integrity testing or other
              plugin defined behaviour. Use of --verify may cause the time taken  to  generate  a
              report to be considerably longer.

              Places  a global limit on the size (in MiB) of any collected set of logs. The limit
              is applied separately for each set of logs collected by any plugin.

              Tell plugins to collect  all  possible  log  data  ignoring  any  size  limits  and
              including logs in non-default locations. This option may significantly increase the
              size of reports.

       --since YYYYMMDD[HHMMSS]
              Limits the collection of log archives to those newer than this date. A log  archive
              is any file not found in /etc, that has either a numeric or a compression-type file
              extension for example ".zip". ".1", ".gz" etc.).  This also affects --all-logs. The
              date string will be padded with zeros if HHMMSS is not specified.

       --skip-commands COMMANDS
              A  comma  delimited  list  of commands to skip execution of, but still allowing the
              rest of the plugin that calls the command to run. This will generally  need  to  be
              some  form  of  UNIX  shell-style  wildcard matching. For example, using a value of
              hostname will skip only that single command, while using hostname*  will  skip  all
              commands with names that begin with the string "hostname".

       --skip-files FILES
              A comma delimited list of files or filepath wildcard matches to skip collection of.
              Values may either be exact filepaths or paths using UNIX shell-style wildcards, for
              example /etc/sos/*.

              Run commands even if they can change the system (e.g. load kernel modules).

       -z, --compression-type METHOD
              Override the default compression type specified by the active policy.

       --encrypt-key KEY
              Encrypts  the  resulting  archive that sosreport produces using GPG. KEY must be an
              existing key in the user's keyring as GPG does not allow for keyfiles.  KEY can  be
              any value accepted by gpg's 'recipient' option.

              Note  that  the  user running sosreport must match the user owning the keyring from
              which keys will be obtained. In particular this means that if sudo is used  to  run
              sosreport,  the  keyring  must also be set up using sudo (or direct shell access to
              the account).

              Users should be aware that encrypting the final archive will result  in  sos  using
              double  the  amount of temporary disk space - the encrypted archive must be written
              as a separate, rather than replacement, file within the  temp  directory  that  sos
              writes  the  archive to. However, since the encrypted archive will be the same size
              as the original  archive,  there  is  no  additional  space  consumption  once  the
              temporary directory is removed at the end of execution.

              This  means  that  only the encrypted archive is present on disk after sos finishes

              If encryption fails for any reason, the original unencrypted archive  is  preserved

       --encrypt-pass PASS
              The  same  as  --encrypt-key,  but  use  the provided PASS for symmetric encryption
              rather than key-pair encryption.

              Generate archive without prompting for interactive input.

       --name NAME
              Deprecated. See --label

       --label LABEL
              Specify an arbitrary identifier to associate with  the  archive.   Labels  will  be
              appended after the system's short hostname and may contain alphanumeric characters.

       --threads THREADS
              Specify the number of threads sosreport will use for concurrency. Defaults to 4.

       --plugin-timeout TIMEOUT
              Specify a timeout in seconds to allow each plugin to run for. A value of 0 means no
              timeout will be set. A value of -1 is used to indicate the default timeout  of  300

              Note  that  this  options  sets  the  timeout for all plugins. If you want to set a
              timeout for a specific plugin, use the 'timeout' plugin  option  available  to  all
              plugins - e.g. '-k logs.timeout=600'.

              The  plugin-specific  timeout  option will override this option. For example, using
              ´--plugin-timeout=60 -k logs.timeout=600´ will set a timeout of 600 seconds for the
              logs plugin and 60 seconds for all other enabled plugins.

       --case-id NUMBER
              Specify  a  case identifier to associate with the archive.  Identifiers may include
              alphanumeric characters, commas and periods ('.').

              Do not archive copied data. Causes sosreport to leave an uncompressed archive as  a
              temporary file or directory tree.

              Enable  interactive debugging using the python debugger. Exceptions in sos or plug-
              in code will cause a trap to the pdb shell.

              Execute plugins as normal, but do not collect any file content, command output,  or
              string  data  from  the  system.  The  resulting logs may be used to understand the
              actions that sos would have taken without the dry run option.

              If specified, attempt to upload the resulting archive to a vendor defined location.

              This option is implied if --upload-url is used.

              You may be prompted for a username and password if these are  not  defined  by  the
              vendor  as  well.  If  these  credentials  are not provided, sos will still run and
              create an archive but will not attempt an automatic upload, instead relying on  the
              end user to upload it as needed.

              The  sosreport  archive  will  still  remain  on  the local filesystem even after a
              successful upload.

              Note that depending on the distribution sos is being run on, or the  vendor  policy
              detected during execution, there may be dependencies that are not strictly required
              by the package at installation time.

              For example, for HTTPS uploads the python-requests library must  be  available.  If
              this library is not available, HTTPS uploads will not be attempted.

       --upload-url URL
              If  a  vendor  does  not provide a default upload location, or if you would like to
              upload the archive to a different location, specify the address here.

              A support protocol MUST be specified in this URL. Currently uploading is  supported
              for HTTPS, SFTP, and FTP protocols.

              If  your  destination  server listens on a non-standard port, specify the listening
              port in the URL.

       --upload-user USER
              If a vendor does not provide a default user for  uploading,  specify  the  username

              If  this  option  is unused and upload is request, and a vendor default is not set,
              you will be prompted for one. If --batch is used and this  option  is  omitted,  no
              username will be collected and thus uploads will fail if no vendor default is set.

              You  also have the option of providing this value via the SOSUPLOADUSER environment
              variable. If this variable is set, then no username prompt will occur  and  --batch
              may  be  used provided all other required values (case number, upload password) are

       --upload-pass PASS
              Specify the password to use for authentication with the destination server.

              If this option is omitted and upload is requested, you will be prompted for one.

              If --batch is used, this prompt will not occur, so any uploads are likely  to  fail
              unless this option is used.

              Note  that  this  will result in the plaintext string appearing in `ps` output that
              may be collected by sos and be in the archive. If a password must  be  provided  by
              you  for  uploading,  it  is  strongly recommended to not use --batch and enter the
              password when prompted rather than using this option.

              You also have  the  option  of  providing  this  value  via  the  SOSUPLOADPASSWORD
              environment  variable.  If this variable is set, then no password prompt will occur
              and --batch may be used provided all other required  values  (case  number,  upload
              user) are provided.

       --upload-directory DIR
              Specify  a  directory  to  upload  to,  if one is not specified by a vendor default
              location or if your destination server does not allow writes to '/'.

              Enable plugins marked as experimental.  Experimental  plugins  may  not  have  been
              tested for this port or may still be under active development.

       --help Display usage message.


       Bryn M. Reeves <>


       See AUTHORS file in the package documentation.


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                                         Mon Mar 25 2013                             SOSREPORT(1)