genufi - Generates a User File Inventory (UFI) file
The genufi utility creates a User File Inventory (UFI) file that contains
the names of user files created or copied to your system after an installa-
tion. Some of these files reside on file systems that are overwritten dur-
ing a new installation of the operating system. You must have superuser
privileges to run the genufi utility, and you must invoke the genufi util-
ity from the /usr/.smdb. directory.
To create the UFI file, the genufi utility checks the Master Synchroniza-
tion Inventory (MSI) file created by the invsync utility to determine which
file systems will be overwritten by a complete installation. The genufi
utility searches those file systems for user files and writes these entries
to the UFI file. File systems that remain intact during a new installation
of the operating system are not searched.
The genufi utility also filters out certain files and directories that
would not commonly be considered for backup. For example, some log files,
installation files, and temporary directories do not need to be restored
after a complete installation and are not written to the UFI file.
The following directories are not included:
In the previous list, HOST represents the hostname of the system (such as
/usr/sys/BLUTO) on the system named bluto.
The following files are not included:
Edit the UFI file to remove the entries for files and directories that you
do not want to back up. The UFI file is written in the setld inventory file
format. Refer to the stl_inv(4) reference page for more information.
You must have superuser privileges to run the genufi utility.
You must invoke the genufi utility from the /usr/.smdb. directory.
Master Synchronization Inventory file
User File Inventory file
ils(8), invsync(8), udelta(8), udetect(8), updmv(8), usync