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util:smbutil [2018/03/01 12:11]
digital man Links to util:binkit changed to module:binkit
util:smbutil [2019/06/07 00:38]
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-====== ​smbutil - Synchronet Message Base Utility ======+====== Synchronet Message Base Utility ======
  
-The Synchronet Message Base Utility (smbutil) can be used for several things, but most importantly,​ it must be used for maintaining the message bases of your system'​s public message areas (sub-boards).+The Synchronet Message Base Utility (''​smbutil''​) can be used for several things, but most importantly,​ it must be used for maintaining the message bases of your system'​s public message areas (sub-boards).
  
 The ''​m''​ command (for //​maintenance//​) instructs smbutil to mark old messages, and messages over the maximum sub-board limit, as //deleted// so that the disk space used by these message can be allocated to new messages. If you are using the 'Hyper Allocation'​ or 'Fast Allocation'​ method for your message bases, you must also use this utility to pack your message bases periodically. ​ The pack (''​p''​) command instructs smbutilto compress the message bases, removing any unused allocation blocks (for messages marked as //​deleted//​). The ''​m''​ command (for //​maintenance//​) instructs smbutil to mark old messages, and messages over the maximum sub-board limit, as //deleted// so that the disk space used by these message can be allocated to new messages. If you are using the 'Hyper Allocation'​ or 'Fast Allocation'​ method for your message bases, you must also use this utility to pack your message bases periodically. ​ The pack (''​p''​) command instructs smbutilto compress the message bases, removing any unused allocation blocks (for messages marked as //​deleted//​).
  
-smbutil maintenance and/or packing should be done using an //​exclusive//​ daily timed event (configured in [[module:binkit]]->​External Programs->​Timed Events). ​ If your message bases are using the 'Fast Allocation'​ or 'Hyper Allocation'​ storage methods, you should run maintenance before packing (there is no reason to pack if you do not run maintenance!). If your message bases are configured for the 'Self Packing'​ method, you do NOT need to use smbutil to pack, only to perform maintenance.+smbutil maintenance and/or packing should be done using an //​exclusive//​ daily timed event (configured in [[util:SCFG]]->​External Programs->​Timed Events). ​ If your message bases are using the 'Fast Allocation'​ or 'Hyper Allocation'​ storage methods, you should run maintenance before packing (there is no reason to pack if you do not run maintenance!). If your message bases are configured for the 'Self Packing'​ method, you do NOT need to use smbutil to pack, only to perform maintenance.
  
 **Note**: **Note**:
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 ====Examples==== ====Examples====
  
-=== Mainteance ​===+=== Maintenance ​===
  
 for maintenance and packing (100k or more per sub): for maintenance and packing (100k or more per sub):
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 === Repair === === Repair ===
  
-If you have a message base that is severely corrupted (e.g. ''​[[module:binkit]]''​ cannot open it for index repair), you can use the following smbutil command-line to re-initialize the message base status header:+If you have a message base that is severely corrupted (e.g. ''​[[util:fixsmb]]''​ cannot open it for index repair), you can use the following smbutil command-line to re-initialize the message base status header:
  
   smbutil -C Rcs /​sbbs/​data/​subs/​badbase   smbutil -C Rcs /​sbbs/​data/​subs/​badbase
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   -display the status header   -display the status header
   ​   ​
-After repairing a message base in this manner, you may still need to run ''​[[module:binkit]]''​ on it to resolve any remaining errors reported by ''​[[module:binkit]]''​.+After repairing a message base in this manner, you may still need to run ''​[[util:fixsmb]]''​ on it to resolve any remaining errors reported by ''​[[util:chksmb]]''​.
  
 === Auto-post === === Auto-post ===
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   ​   ​
 **Note**: **Note**:
-Although message importing/​auto-posting via smbutil is supported, the preferred solution is to use the ''​[[module:​postmsg]].js''​ module (e.g. via [[module:binkit]]).+Although message importing/​auto-posting via smbutil is supported, the preferred solution is to use the ''​[[module:​postmsg]].js''​ module (e.g. via [[util:JSexec]]).
  
  
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
-  * [[module:binkit|Utilities]] +  * [[util:index|Utilities]] 
-  * [[module:binkit]] +  * [[util:fixsmb]] 
-  * [[module:binkit]]+  * [[util:chksmb]]
  
 {{tag>​smb msgbase subs}} {{tag>​smb msgbase subs}}

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