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util:smbutil [2019/06/07 00:38]
digital man Fix typos
util:smbutil [2020/05/24 03:47] (current)
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-====== ​Synchronet ​Message Base Utility ======+====== 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 ​smbutil to 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 [[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. 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.
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 This command will instruct smbutil to: This command will instruct smbutil to:
-  -continue upon error hen opening a corrupted message base+  -continue upon error when opening a corrupted message base
   -re-initialize the SMB/status headers of the message base   -re-initialize the SMB/status headers of the message base
   -change/​configure the status header values (e.g. max messages, CRCs, age)   -change/​configure the status header values (e.g. max messages, CRCs, age)

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