A.4 Background File System Checker Commands

The background file system checker checks the integrity of user ID metadata, directory quota metadata, and files. On Linux, the output goes to the nsscon prompt. On NetWare, the output goes to the logger screen. There is no built-in report to follow the process of a background check.

nss /(No)BackgroundChecking

Enables or disables the background file system checker.

Default: On (enabled)


To enable background checking, enter

nss /BackgroundChecking

To disable background checking, enter

nss /NoBackgroundChecking

Forces the background file system checker to start.