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
xfsdump maintains an online dump inventory in
/var/lib/xfsdump/inventory. The -I option of xfsdump displays the
inventory contents hierarchically. The levels of the hierarchy are:
filesystem, dump session, stream, and media file.
xfsinvutil 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:
-F 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.
-i 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 point.
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.
-C 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, xfsinvutil 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 functionality:
+ 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.
h Move selection to the parent entry.
l Move selection to the child entry.
j Move selection to next entry.
k Move selection to previous entry.
d Mark the current record, and all sub-records, to be deleted.
u Clear the current record and all parent records from being
i Import another xfsdump inventory.
? Show help window.
x Commit any changes made to the inventory, and exit the program.
q Exit the program without committing any changes to the inventory.
Inventories from other hosts can be imported to create a larger common
inventory. It is recommended that the contents of
/var/lib/xfsdump/inventory on the remote host be copied to a temporary
local directory prior to running xfsinvutil. When xfsinvutil is 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, xfsinvutil will import any entries which were not marked as
deleted. Deleted entries are not actually deleted from the original
Each dump session updates an inventory database in
/var/lib/xfsdump/inventory. xfsdump 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