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db_dump(8)							   db_dump(8)


  db_dump, db_dump185 -	Reads and writes the security databases	(Enhanced


  /usr/tcb/bin/db_dump [-dN] [-f output] db_file
  /usr/tcb/bin/db_dump [-p] [-f	output]	[-h home] db_file
  /usr/tcb/bin/db_dump185 [-p] [-f output] db_file


  -d  Dump the specified database in a format helpful for debugging the
      Berkeley DB library routines. The	output format of the -d	option is not
      standard and may change without notice between releases of the Berkeley
      DB library.

  -f output
      Write to the specified file instead of to	the standard output

  -h home
      Specify a	home directory for the database.  The correct directory	for
      enhanced security	is /var/tcb/files.

  -N  Do not acquire shared region locks while searching the database. This
      option is	intended only for debugging and	should not be used under any
      other circumstances.

  -p  If characters in either the key or data items are	printing characters
      (as defined by isprint, 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.


  A customized version of the Berkeley Database	(Berkeley DB) is embedded in
  the operating	system to provide high-performance database support for	crit-
  ical security	files.	The DB includes	full transactional support and data-
  base recovery, using write-ahead logging and checkpointing to	record

  The db_dump utility reads the	security database file db_file and writes it
  to the standard output using a portable flat-text format understood by the
  db_load utility.

  The db_dump and db_dump185 utilities are included in Tru64 UNIX for use by
  installation and update utilities, and are not recommended for use by	sys-
  tem administration.  The edauth utility provides a supported means of	copy-
  ing records from the security	databases.

  Earlier versions of Tru64 UNIX used Version 1.85 of the Berkeley DB for
  enhanced security databases. So the db_dump185 utility, which	is similar to
  the db_dump utility except that it reads databases in	the format used	by
  Berkeley DB Versions 1.85 and	1.86, is included with Tru64 UNIX.

  Dumping and reloading	hash databases that use	user-defined hash functions
  will result in new databases that use	the default hash function.  While
  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 a user-defined	prefix or
  comparison functions results in new databases	that use the default prefix
  and comparison functions.  In	this case, it is quite likely that the data-
  base will be damaged beyond repair permitting	neither	record storage or

  The only available workaround	for either case	is to modify the sources for
  the db_load utility to load the database using the correct hash, prefix and
  comparison functions.


  The db_dump utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

  The db_dump185 utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error	occurs.


  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.	The
	  home directory for security is /var/tcb/files.





  Commands: edauth(8), db_load(8)