gfs2_fsck

gfs2_fsck(8)                System Manager's Manual               gfs2_fsck(8)



NAME
       gfs2_fsck - Offline GFS2 file system checker


SYNOPSIS
       gfs2_fsck [OPTION]... DEVICE


WARNING
       All GFS2 nodes must have the GFS2 filesystem unmounted before running
       gfs2_fsck.  Failure to unmount all nodes may result in filesystem
       corruption.


DESCRIPTION
       gfs2_fsck will check that the GFS2 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 gfs2_fsck can do.  If important file
       system structures are destroyed, such that the checker cannot determine
       what the repairs should be, reparations could fail.

       GFS2 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 GFS2 cannot 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, gfs2_fsck will only show the changes
              that would be made, but not make any changes to the filesystem.

       -V     Version.

              Print out the program version information.

       -v     Verbose operation.

              Print more information while running.

       -y     Yes to all questions.

              By specifying this option, gfs2_fsck will not prompt before
              making changes.



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