xfsinvutil - xfsdump inventory database checking and pruning utility
xfsinvutil [-F|-i] [-m media_label] -M mount_point mm/dd/yyyy
xfsinvutil [-F|-i] [-m media_label] -u UUID mm/dd/yyyy
xfsinvutil [-F] -s SESSION_ID
maintains an online dump inventory in
. The -I
option of xfsdump displays
the inventory contents hierarchically. The levels of the hierarchy are:
filesystem, dump session, stream, and media file.
is a 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.
The following command line options are available:
- 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.
- Interactive mode. Causes xfsinvutil to run in a mode
that will allow the operator to browse and modify the contents of the
inventory. Please refer to the Interactive Mode section below for
- -M mount_point mm/dd/yyyy
- Prunes dump sessions identified by the given mount point
which were created prior to the specified date. Optionally -m may
be be specified to further limit the matching dump sessions by media
label. xfsinvutil will prompt the operator prior to pruning a dump
session unless the -F or -i options are given.
- -u UUID mm/dd/yyyy
- Like -M, except the matching filesystem is specified
using its universally unique identifier (UUID) instead of its mount
- -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. Note that
this option does not apply to sessions with no media files.
- -s SESSION_ID
- Prunes the dump session identified by the given session id.
xfsinvutil will prompt the operator prior to pruning a dump session
unless the -F option is given.
- 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.
When run with -i
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
- 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.
- Move selection to the parent entry.
- Move selection to the child entry.
- Move selection to next entry.
- Move selection to previous entry.
- Mark the current record, and all sub-records, to be
- Clear the current record and all parent records from being
- Import another xfsdump inventory.
- Show help window.
- Commit any changes made to the inventory, and exit the
- Exit the program without committing any changes to the
Inventories from other hosts can be imported to create a larger common
inventory. It is recommended that the contents of
on the remote host be copied to a temporary
local directory prior to running xfsinvutil
. When xfsinvutil
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,
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
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