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xfsinvutil(8) System Manager's Manual xfsinvutil(8)


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
xfsinvutil -i
xfsinvutil -C


xfsdumpmaintains an online dump inventory in /var/lib/xfsdump/inventory. The -Ioption of xfsdump displays the inventory contents hierarchically.The levels of the hierarchy are:filesystem,dump session,stream, andmedia file.

xfsinvutilis a utility to check this inventory database for consistency,to remove entries of dump sessions which may no longer be ofrelevance, and to browse the contents of the inventory.

The following command line options are available:

Don't prompt the operator. Whenxfsinvutilencounters a matching dump session,xfsinvutilwill normally ask the operator for permission to delete theentry. With this option the deletion is performed, no questions asked.
Interactive mode. Causesxfsinvutilto run in a mode that will allow the operator to browse and modify thecontents of the inventory. Please refer to theInteractive Modesection below for more information.
Prunes dump sessions identified by the given mount point which werecreated prior to the specified date. Optionally -m may be be specified to further limit the matching dump sessions by media label. xfsinvutilwill prompt the operator prior to pruning a dump session unlessthe -F or -i options are given.
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 labelmatches this value will be eligible for pruning. This restriction isin 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.
Prunes the dump session identified by the given session id.xfsinvutilwill prompt the operator prior to pruning a dump session unlessthe -F option is given.
With this option,xfsinvutilperforms consistency checks for all entries in the inventory database.It fixes any problems found. If no consistent entries are found , thecorresponding inventory database file is removed.


When run with -i, xfsinvutilwill present the operator with a hierarchical representation of thexfsdumpinventory. In this mode, the operator can use the arrow keys (orthehjklkeys)to navigate the inventory and also use the following keys andfunctionality:

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 deleted.
Clear the current record and all parent records from being deleted.
Import anotherxfsdumpinventory.
Show help window.
Commit any changes made to the inventory, and exit the program.
Exit the program without committing any changes to the inventory.

Inventories from other hosts can be imported to create a larger commoninventory. It is recommended that the contents of/var/lib/xfsdump/inventoryon the remote host be copied to a temporary local directory prior torunningxfsinvutil.Whenxfsinvutilis run in interactive mode, and the operator hitsi,they will be prompted for the path to the inventory to be imported.xfsinvutilwill then add the contents of the imported inventory to the mainwindow, and all entries will be marked as imported. The operator canthen delete any of these entries that are not to be imported. When theoperator commits the changes,xfsinvutilwill import any entries which were not marked as deleted. Deleted entries arenot actually deleted from the original imported inventory.



Each dump session updates an inventory database in /var/lib/xfsdump/inventory. xfsdumpuses the inventory to determine the base of incrementaland resumed dumps.

This database can be displayed by invokingxfsdumpwith the-Ioption.The display uses tabbed indentation to present the inventoryhierarchically.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.


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