The backup dbverify command checks the integrity of the Backup
Database. The command's output indicates whether the Backup Database is
damaged (data is corrupted) or not. If the Backup Database is undamaged,
it is safe to continue using it. If it is corrupted, discontinue any
backup operations until it is repaired.
While this command runs, no other backup operation can access the Backup
Database; the other commands do not run until this command
completes. Avoid issuing this command when other backup operations are
likely to run. The backup savedb command repairs some types of
Reports the number of orphaned blocks found, any inconsistencies, and the
name of the server machine running the Backup Server that is checking its
copy of the database.
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The backup command interpreter presents
it to the Backup Server, Volume Server and VL Server during mutual
authentication. Do not combine this flag with the -cell argument. For
more details, see backup(8).
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument
with the -localauth flag. For more details, see backup(8).
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The command displays one of the following two messages:
The database is undamaged and can be used.
Database not OK
The database is damaged. You can use the backup savedb command to repair
many kinds of corruption as it creates a backup copy. For more detailed
instructions, see the IBMAFS Administration Guide chapter about
performing backup operations.
The -detail flag provides additional information:
The number of orphan blocks found. These are ranges of memory that the
Backup Server preallocated in the database but cannot use. Orphan blocks
do not interfere with database access, but do waste disk space. To free
the unusable space, dump the database to tape by using the backup
savedb command, and then restore it by using the backup restoredb
Any inconsistencies in the database, such as invalid hostnames for Tape
The name of the database server machine on which the Backup Database was
checked, designated as the "Database checker". For a detailed trace of
the verification operation, see the /var/log/openafs/BackupLog file on the
indicated machine. You can use the bos getlog command to display it.
The following command confirms that the Backup Database is undamaged:
% backup dbverify
The following command confirms that the Backup Database is undamaged and
that it has no orphan blocks or invalid Tape Coordinator entries. The
Backup Server running on the machine "db1.abc.com" checked its copy of
% backup dbverify -detail
Orphan blocks 0
Database checker was db1.abc.com
The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on every
machine where the Backup Server is running, or must be logged onto a
server machine as the local superuser "root" if the -localauth flag is
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