db.backup# directories ... ?

Ken Murchison ken at oceana.com
Tue Nov 18 08:34:33 EST 2003

Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> What are they, and what creates them, and any way to get rid of them?
> hub# du -sk db*
> 19714   db

This contains the BDB environment.  If you remove this, BDB will be fscked.

> 8173    db.backup1
> 8149    db.backup2

These are the backup directories which are created for every checkpoint 
(db.backup1 is moved to db.backup2 and db is backed upinto db.backup1). 
They contain the BDB logs and a copy of each database at the time of the 

Feel free to remove db.backup[12], but they will be recreated at every 
checkpoint unless you change the source.

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