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DB5.1_CHECKPOINT(1)					      General Commands Manual					       DB5.1_CHECKPOINT(1)

NAME
db5.1_checkpoint - Periodically checkpoint transactions SYNOPSIS
db5.1_checkpoint [-1Vv] [-h home] [-k kbytes] [-L file] [-P password] [-p min] DESCRIPTION
The db5.1_checkpoint utility is a daemon process that monitors the database log, and periodically calls DB_ENV->txn_checkpoint to check- point it. OPTIONS
-1 Checkpoint the log once, regardless of whether or not there has been activity since the last checkpoint and then exit. -h Specify a home directory for the database environment; by default, the current working directory is used. -k Checkpoint the database at least as often as every kbytes of log file are written. -L Log the execution of the db5.1_checkpoint utility to the specified file in the following format, where ### is the process ID, and the date is the time the utility was started. db_checkpoint: ### Wed Jun 15 01:23:45 EDT 1995 This file will be removed if the db5.1_checkpoint utility exits gracefully. -P Specify an environment password. Although Berkeley DB utilities overwrite password strings as soon as possible, be aware there may be a window of vulnerability on systems where unprivileged users can see command-line arguments or where utilities are not able to overwrite the memory containing the command-line arguments. -p Checkpoint the database at least every min minutes if there has been any activity since the last checkpoint. -V Write the library version number to the standard output, and exit. -v Write the time of each checkpoint attempt to the standard output. At least one of the -1, -k, and -p options must be specified. The db5.1_checkpoint utility uses a Berkeley DB environment (as described for the -h option, the environment variable DB_HOME, or because the utility was run in a directory containing a Berkeley DB environment). In order to avoid environment corruption when using a Berkeley DB environment, db5.1_checkpoint should always be given the chance to detach from the environment and exit gracefully. To cause db5.1_checkpoint to release all environment resources and exit cleanly, send it an interrupt signal (SIGINT). The db5.1_checkpoint utility does not attempt to create the Berkeley DB shared memory regions if they do not already exist. The applica- tion that creates the region should be started first, and once the region is created, the db5.1_checkpoint utility should be started. The DB_ENV->txn_checkpoint method is the underlying method used by the db5.1_checkpoint utility. See the db_checkpoint utility source code for an example of using DB_ENV->txn_checkpoint in a IEEE/ANSI Std 1003.1 (POSIX) environment. The db5.1_checkpoint utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. ENVIRONMENT
DB_HOME If the -h option is not specified and the environment variable DB_HOME is set, it is used as the path of the database home, as described in DB_ENV->open. AUTHORS
Sleepycat Software, Inc. This manual page was created based on the HTML documentation for db_checkpoint from Sleepycat, by Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs@kinkhorst.com>, for the Debian system (but may be used by others). 28 January 2005 DB5.1_CHECKPOINT(1)

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DB5.1_DUMP(1)						      General Commands Manual						     DB5.1_DUMP(1)

NAME
db5.1_dump - Write database to flat-text format SYNOPSIS
db5.1_dump [-klNpRrV] [-d ahr] [-f output] [-h home] [-P password] [-s database] file DESCRIPTION
The db5.1_dump utility reads the database file file and writes it to the standard output using a portable flat-text format understood by the db5.1_load utility. The file argument must be a file produced using the Berkeley DB library functions. OPTIONS
-d Dump the specified database in a format helpful for debugging the Berkeley DB library routines. a Display all information. h Display only page headers. r Do not display the free-list or pages on the free list. This mode is used by the recovery tests. The output format of the -d option is not standard and may change, without notice, between releases of the Berkeley DB library. -f Write to the specified file instead of to the standard output. -h Specify a home directory for the database environment; by default, the current working directory is used. -k Dump record numbers from Queue and Recno databases as keys. -l List the databases stored in the file. -N Do not acquire shared region mutexes while running. Other problems, such as potentially fatal errors in Berkeley DB, will be ignored as well. This option is intended only for debugging errors, and should not be used under any other circumstances. -P Specify an environment password. Although Berkeley DB utilities overwrite password strings as soon as possible, be aware there may be a window of vulnerability on systems where unprivileged users can see command-line arguments or where utilities are not able to overwrite the memory containing the command-line arguments. -p If characters in either the key or data items are printing characters (as defined by isprint(3)), use printing characters in file to represent them. This option permits users to use standard text editors and tools to modify the contents of databases. Note: different systems may have different notions about what characters are considered printing characters, and databases dumped in this manner may be less portable to external systems. -R Aggressively salvage data from a possibly corrupt file. The -R flag differs from the -r option in that it will return all possible data from the file at the risk of also returning already deleted or otherwise nonsensical items. Data dumped in this fashion will almost certainly have to be edited by hand or other means before the data is ready for reload into another database -r Salvage data from a possibly corrupt file. When used on a uncorrupted database, this option should return equivalent data to a nor- mal dump, but most likely in a different order. -s Specify a single database to dump. If no database is specified, all databases in the database file are dumped. -V Write the library version number to the standard output, and exit. Dumping and reloading Hash databases that use user-defined hash functions will result in new databases that use the default hash function. Although using the default hash function may not be optimal for the new database, it will continue to work correctly. Dumping and reloading Btree databases that use user-defined prefix or comparison functions will result in new databases that use the default prefix and comparison functions. In this case, it is quite likely that the database will be damaged beyond repair permitting nei- ther record storage or retrieval. The only available workaround for either case is to modify the sources for the db5.1_load utility to load the database using the correct hash, prefix, and comparison functions. The db5.1_dump utility output format is documented in the Dump Output Formats section of the Berkeley DB Reference Guide. The db5.1_dump utility may be used with a Berkeley DB environment (as described for the -h option, the environment variable DB_HOME, or because the utility was run in a directory containing a Berkeley DB environment). In order to avoid environment corruption when using a Berkeley DB environment, db5.1_dump should always be given the chance to detach from the environment and exit gracefully. To cause db5.1_dump to release all environment resources and exit cleanly, send it an interrupt signal (SIGINT). Even when using a Berkeley DB database environment, the db5.1_dump utility does not use any kind of database locking if it is invoked with the -d, -R, or -r arguments. If used with one of these arguments, the db5.1_dump utility may only be safely run on databases that are not being modified by any other process; otherwise, the output may be corrupt. The db5.1_dump utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. ENVIRONMENT
DB_HOME If the -h option is not specified and the environment variable DB_HOME is set, it is used as the path of the database home, as described in DB_ENV->open. AUTHORS
Sleepycat Software, Inc. This manual page was created based on the HTML documentation for db_dump from Sleepycat, by Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs@kinkhorst.com>, for the Debian system (but may be used by others). 28 January 2005 DB5.1_DUMP(1)
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