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nsrck - NetWorker index consistency check, repair, and recovery program


       nsrck [ -qMv ] | [ -R [ -Y ] ] [ -L check-level [ -t date ] | -X  [  -x
       percent ] | -C | -F | -m | -n | -c ] [ -T tempdir ] [ clientname ... ]


       nsrck is used to check the consistency of the NetWorker online index of
       clients' save records.  Normally, nsrck is  started  automatically  and
       synchronously  by  the nsrindexd(1) program when nsrindexd starts.  You
       can modify the nsrck modes to allow  normal  users  to  run  nsrck  and
       retain root privileges (see nsr(1) for more details).

       When nsrindexd starts up, it determines whether any further checking of
       a client's index is necessary.   This  phase  checks  certain  internal
       state  of  the  index database, and if that state is consistent, avoids
       further passes.  This phase also reports any  suspicious-looking  index
       names  (that  is  indexes  whose  names  cannot  be mapped into network
       addresses).  These online file indexes are  then  checked  more  rigor-

       nsrck  detects whether any client indexes need to be converted and does
       the proper conversion.  Converting the indices takes free space on  the
       volume  that  contains  the  indices;  if  there is not sufficient free
       space, you may use the -T  tempdir flag to specify a  different  direc-
       tory  which  the  conversion  will use as its work space.  You may also
       manually convert client indices by issuing the nsrck command  manually.

       There  are  seven  different  checking  levels  supported by nsrck.  If
       client names are supplied, the check is performed on the  given  client
       names.   If no names are given, the checks are performed for all client
       indexes.  The check levels work as follows for each client checked:

       Level 1 validates the online file index header, merging  a  journal  of
       changes with the existing header.

       Level  2  does a level 1 check and checks the online file index for new
       and cancelled saves.  New saves are added to the online file index, and
       cancelled saves are removed.

       Level  3 does a level 2 check and reconciles the online file index with
       the online media index.  Records that have no corresponding media  save
       sets are discarded.

       Level 4 does a level 3 check and checks the validity of the online file
       index's internal key files.  If any of these  key  files  are  invalid,
       they are rebuilt.

       Level 5 does a level 4 check and verifies the digest of individual save
       times against their key files.

       Level 6 does a level 5 check and extracts each record  from  each  save
       time,  verifying  that  each record can be extracted from the database.
       The digest of each save time is re-computed and  compared  against  the
       from  the  backup media.  The -t date option may be used to recover the
       index as of a specific time.  Note that recovering the index to a  spe-
       cific time adds the entire contents of the index as of that time to the
       current index contents.  This option allows browsing of save sets  that
       have  passed  their  browse policy and are still recoverable.  The save
       sets referred to by the recovered index will be  marked  as  browsable.
       They  will remain browsable for the length of time they were originally

       For example, if a .rec file in the file index is corrupted, if a  nsrck
       -L5  is not performed to purge the corrupted saveset first before doing
       a nsrck -L7, then the recover will not  overwrite  the  corrupted  .rec
       file and the file index will remain corrupted.

       Checks  of  a higher level generally take longer than checks at a lower
       level.  Checks at a higher level provide a more  thorough  checking  of
       the  online  file index.  Level 7 is used when the online file index on
       disk needs to merge in file index data  recovered  from  backup  media.
       The  nsrck  program  is  restartable  at any time during its execution.
       Therefore, it can survive system crashes  or  exhaustion  of  resources
       without losing data.

       Each  time the NetWorker server starts, it runs nsrck -L 1 to perform a
       fast and efficient  check  for  each  of  the  configured  client  file
       indexes. Only the consistency of the index header and journal files are
       checked. It is generally not necessary (and  very  time  consuming)  to
       check  every  record  and key file in the client file index at startup.
       The program nsrim will automatically invoke nsrck -L 3  after  updating
       the  saveset's  browse  and  retention  times  in the media database to
       remove client file indexes that have exceeded the retention policy.  If
       a problem is detected, a more thorough check will be automatically per-
       formed on client file index in question.

       If you believe an index may be corrupt, you can manually run  a  higher
       level check on the index, for example:

       nsrck -L 6


       -C     This option validates the client's online file index header.  It
              is identical to specifying the -L 1 option.

       -c     This option is the same as using -L 2.

       -F     This option is the same as using -L 2.

       -t date
              Recover the index as of the specified  date  (in  nsr_getdate(3)
              format).  This option is only valid with the -L 7 option.

       -T tempdir
              Specifies  a different directory to use for conversion.  This is
              useful if your client indexes  are  on  file  systems  that  are
              nearly  full.   It will enable the conversion to use the tempdir
              specified as a work space for converting  indexes.   It  is  not
              recommended  to  use  /tmp,  since its contents are lost if your
              machine is rebooted.
              other behavior expected by nsrd.

       -m     Invokes checks that ensure  media  database  state  consistency.
              This  operation  can  be time consuming depending on the size of
              the media database and should be run when the  NetWorker  server
              is  idle.   The  operation  will  detect and remove inconsistent
              media database records utilizing the same functions  that  nsrm-
              mdbd  automatically  invokes  when  an incomplete media database
              shutdown is detected. If database records are removed,  nsrmmdbd
              logs entries in the daemon.log. When this occurs nsrck -X should
              be run to remove the associated index records from the  client's
              online file index.

       -n     This  option  should only be used with the -m option. It is used
              to only report consistency errors in the media database, without
              repairing or removing the inconsistent entries.

       -q     Quiet mode.  All advisory messages are suppressed.

       -v     Verbose mode.  Advisory messages are emitted.

       -R     Removes  the  index for the client.  This is valid only when the
              -Y option is also specified.  If the  nsrck  is  not  in  master
              mode,  the user will be prompted with a warning indicating which
              online file indexes will be  completely  removed  and  given  an
              opportunity  to  kill  the command if this was not what the user

       -X     This is the same as using -L 3

       -x percent
              This is the same as using -L 1.  The "percent" value is ignored,
              but  permitted.   This allows customer scripts using this option
              to continue working.

       -Y     Used in conjunction with -R to remove online file indexes. Using
              this  flag  means  that  you really do wish to remove the online
              file index(es).  If you fail  to  use  this  flag  with  the  -R
              option,  you  will be warned that you need to add the -Y flag to
              the nsrck command.


       /nsr/index/ clientname /db6/nsrck.lck
              nsrck locks this file thereby insuring that  only  one  copy  of
              nsrck is checking a client's index.




       nsr_layout(5), nsr_policy(5), hosts(5), nsr(1), nsrd(1), nsrindexd(1),
       nsrmmdbd(1), nsrim(1), savegrp(1)


       checking index for clientname
              Informative message that the files  associated  with  the  named
              client are being inspected.
              Displayed when the -L 3 option is in effect.

       completed checking count clients
              Displayed  as the program finishes, provided some form of check-
              ing was accomplished.


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