Inventory verification utility

Gavin Carr gavin at
Fri Nov 7 02:01:28 UTC 2008

I've written an inventory verification utility for brackup and 
want to know if there's interest in including it?

brackup-verify-inventory validates the inventory database against
the given target, reporting (and optionally deleting) inventory
entries that cannot be found on the target.

This addresses the nasty failure mode (as documented in 
Brackup::InventoryDatabase) where a chunk missing on the target 
but in the inventory never gets backed up again. 

I've been using it in production for a few months now (in --delete

./brackup-verify-inventory --help
       brackup-verify-inventory [-q|-v] [--delete] <target_name>

        Required. The name of the brackup target whose inventory you wish to
        verify. This must match a [TARGET:NAME] config section in your

        Optional. Delete orphaned entries found in the inventory.

        Optional. Give more verbose output.

        Optional. Give no output except for errors.


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