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fsck.gfs

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NAME

fsck.gfs - Offline GFS file system checker

 

SYNOPSIS

fsck.gfs [OPTION]... DEVICE

 

WARNING

All GFS nodes must have the GFS filesystem unmounted before running fsck.gfs. Failure to unmount all nodes may result in filesystem corruption.

 

DESCRIPTION

fsck.gfs will check that the GFS file system on a device is structurally valid. It should not be run on a mounted file system. If file system corruption is detected, it will attempt to repair the file system. There is a limit to what fsck.gfs can do. If important file system structures are destroyed, such that the checker can not determine what the repairs should be, reparations could fail.

GFS is a journaled file system, and as such should be able to repair damages to the file system on its own. However, faulty hardware has the ability to write incomplete blocks to a file system thereby causing corruption that GFS can not fix. The first step to ensuring a healthy file system is the selection of reliable hardware (i.e. storage systems that will write complete blocks - even in the event of power failure).

 

OPTIONS

-h
Help.

This prints out the proper command line usage syntax.

-q
Quiet.
-n
No to all questions.

By specifying this option, fsck.gfs will only show the changes that would be made, not make any changes to the filesystem.

-V
Version.

Print out the current version name.

-v
Verbose operation.

Print more information while running.

-y
Yes to all questions.

By specifying this option, fsck.gfs will not prompt before making changes.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
WARNING
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS

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