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Check Message Base



usage: chksmb [-opts] <filespec.SHD>

       b - beep on error
       s - stop after errored message base
       p - pause after errored messsage base
       h - don't check hash file
       a - don't check allocation files
       t - don't check translation strings
       i - don't check message IDs
       e - display extended info on corrupted msgs

WARNING: All BBS nodes should be DOWNed (offline) or inactive when utilizing the chksmb utility.

The purpose of the CHKSMB utility is to insure that mail and/or message bases are valid. If you suspect that your mail, or one of your message bases has become corrupted, you can run CHKSMB. This will inform you of any possible corruption, and display information which may be useful in determining the cause of the corruption.

Example command line:

chksmb /sbbs/data/mail /sbbs/data/subs/*.shd

this will check your e-mail and sub-board data files for possible corruption.

Most mail and/or message bases which are corrupted can be reconstructed (fixed) using the smbutil utility with the pack or restore command.

Message bases with corrupted index files must be fixed with the fixsmb utility.

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