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GROK-FSCK(1) GROK-FSCK(1)

NAME

GROK-FSCK - Check mirrored repositories for corruption

SYNOPSIS

grok-fsck -c /path/to/fsck.conf


DESCRIPTION

Git repositories can get corrupted whether they are frequently updated or not, which is why it is useful to routinely check them using "git fsck". Grokmirror ships with a "grok-fsck" utility that will run "git fsck" on all mirrored git repositories. It is supposed to be run nightly from cron, and will do its best to randomly stagger the checks so only a subset of repositories is checked each night. Any errors will be sent to the user set in MAILTO.

OPTIONS

show program's version number and exit
show this help message and exit
Be verbose and tell us what you are doing
Force immediate run on all repositories.
Location of fsck.conf



EXAMPLES

Locate fsck.conf and modify it to reflect your needs. The default configuration file is heavily commented.

Set up a cron job to run nightly and to email any discovered errors to root:

# Make sure MAILTO is set, for error reports
MAILTO=root
# Run nightly, at 2AM
00 02 * * * mirror /usr/bin/grok-fsck -c /etc/grokmirror/fsck.conf


You can force a full run using the -f flag, but unless you only have a few smallish git repositories, it's not recommended, as it may take several hours to complete.

SEE ALSO

  • grok-manifest(1)
  • grok-pull(1)
  • git(1)



SUPPORT

Please send support requests to the mailing list:


AUTHOR

mricon@kernel.org

License: GPLv3+

COPYRIGHT

The Linux Foundation and contributors

2013-08-22 0.4