maintains an online dump inventory in /var/lib/xfsdump/inventory.
option of xfsdump displays the inventory contents hierarchically.
The levels of the hierarchy are:
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:
Don't prompt the operator. When
encounters a matching dump session,
will normally ask the operator for permission to delete the
entry. With this option the deletion is performed, no questions asked.
Interactive mode. Causes
to run in a mode that will allow the operator to browse and modify the
contents of the inventory. Please refer to the
section below for more information.
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
will prompt the operator prior to pruning a dump session unless
the -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 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.
With this option,
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,
will present the operator with a hierarchical representation of the
inventory. In this mode, the operator can use the arrow keys (or
to navigate the inventory and also use the following keys and
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.
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 common
inventory. It is recommended that the contents of
on the remote host be copied to a temporary local directory prior to
is run in interactive mode, and the operator hits
they will be prompted for the path to the inventory to be imported.
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,
will import any entries which were not marked as deleted. Deleted entries are
not actually deleted from the original imported inventory.
Each dump session updates an inventory database in /var/lib/xfsdump/inventory.
uses the inventory to determine the base of incremental
and resumed dumps.
This database can be displayed by invoking
The display uses tabbed indentation to present the inventory
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.