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PKG-BACKUP(8)           FreeBSD System Manager's Manual          PKG-BACKUP(8)

NAME
     pkg backup - backup and restore the local package database

SYNOPSIS
     pkg backup [-q] -d dest_file
     pkg backup [-q] -r src_file

     pkg backup [--quiet] --dump dest_file
     pkg backup [--quiet] --restore src_file

DESCRIPTION
     pkg backup is used to backup and restore the local package database.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported by pkg backup:

     -d dest_file, --dump dest_file
              Dumps the local package database to a file specified on the
              command-line.

     -q, --quiet
              Force quiet output.

     -r src_file, --restore src_file
              Uses src_file in order to restore the local package database.
              Useful in case of a database crash or loss, to restore your
              database from a previous backup.

ENVIRONMENT
     The following environment variables affect the execution of pkg backup.
     See pkg.conf(5) for further description.

     PKG_DBDIR

FILES
     See pkg.conf(5).

SEE ALSO
     pkg_printf(3), pkg_repos(3), pkg-repository(5), pkg.conf(5), pkg(8),
     pkg-add(8), pkg-annotate(8), pkg-audit(8), pkg-autoremove(8),
     pkg-check(8), pkg-clean(8), pkg-config(8), pkg-convert(8), pkg-create(8),
     pkg-delete(8), pkg-fetch(8), pkg-info(8), pkg-install(8), pkg-lock(8),
     pkg-query(8), pkg-register(8), pkg-repo(8), pkg-rquery(8), pkg-search(8),
     pkg-set(8), pkg-shell(8), pkg-shlib(8), pkg-ssh(8), pkg-stats(8),
     pkg-update(8), pkg-updating(8), pkg-upgrade(8), pkg-version(8),
     pkg-which(8)

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4          May 12, 2015          FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
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