sosreport man page

sosreport — Collect and package diagnostic and support data

Synopsis

sosreport
[-l|--list-plugins]
[-n|--skip-plugins plugin-names]
[-e|--enable-plugins plugin-names]
[-o|--only-plugins plugin-names]
[-a|--alloptions] [-v|--verbose]
[-k plug.opt|--plugin-option plug.opt]
[--no-report] [--config-file conf]
[--batch] [--build] [--debug]
[--name name] [--case-id id] [--ticket-number nr]
[-s|--sysroot SYSROOT]
[-c|--chroot {auto|always|never}
[--tmp-dir directory]
[-p|--profile profile-name]
[--list-profiles]
[--verify]
[--log-size]
[--all-logs]
[-z|--compression-type method]
[-h|--help]

Description

sosreport generates an archive of configuration and diagnostic information from the running system. The archive may be stored locally or centrally for recording or tracking purposes or may be sent to technical support representatives, developers or system administrators to assist with technical fault-finding and debugging.

Sos is modular in design and is able to collect data from a wide range of subsystems and packages that may be installed. An XML or HTML report summarizing the collected information is optionally generated and stored within the archive.

Options

-l, --list-plugins
List all available plugins and their options. Plug-ins that would not be enabled by the current configuration are listed separately.
-n, --skip-plugins PLUGNAME[,PLUGNAME]
Disable the specified plugin(s). Multiple plug-ins may be specified by repeating the option or as a comma-separated list.
-e, --enable-plugins PLUGNAME[,PLUGNAME]
Enable the specified plugin(s). Multiple plug-ins may be specified by repeating the option or as a comma-separated list.
-o, --only-plugins PLUGNAME[,PLUGNAME]
Enable the specified plugin(s) only (all other plugins should be disabled). Multiple plugins may be specified by repeating the option or as a comma-separated list.
-k PLUGNAME.PLUGOPT[=VALUE], --plugin-option=PLUGNAME.PLUGOPT[=VALUE]
Specify plug-in options. The option PLUGOPT is enabled, or set to the specified value in the plug-in PLUGNAME.
-a, --alloptions
Set all boolean options to True for all enabled plug-ins.
-v, --verbose
Increase logging verbosity. May be specified multiple times to enable additional debugging messages.
-q, --quiet
Only log fatal errors to stderr.
--no-report
Disable HTML/XML report writing.
--config-file CONFIG
Specify alternate configuration file.
-s, --sysroot SYSROOT
Specify an alternate root file system path. Useful for collecting reports from containers and images.
-c, --chroot {auto|always|never}
Set the chroot mode. When --sysroot is used commands default to executing with SYSROOT as the root directory (unless disabled by a specific plugin). This can be overriden by setting --chroot to "always" (alwyas chroot) or "never" (always run in the host namespace).
--tmp-dir DIRECTORY
Specify alternate temporary directory to copy data as well as the compressed report.
--list-profiles
Display a list of available profiles and the plugins that they enable.
-p, --profile NAME
Only run plugins that correspond to the given profile. Multple profiles may be specified as a comma-separated list; the set of plugins executed is the union of each of the profile's plugin sets. Currently defined profiles include: boot, cluster, desktop, debug, hardware, identity, network, openstack, packagemanager, security, services, storage, sysmgmt, system, performance, virt, and webserver.
--verify
Instructs plugins to perform plugin-specific verification during data collection. This may include package manager verification, log integrity testing or other plugin defined behaviour. Use of --verify may cause the time taken to generate a report to be considerably longer.
--log-size
Places a global limit on the size of any collected set of logs. The limit is applied separately for each set of logs collected by any plugin.
--all-logs
Tell plugins to collect all possible log data ignoring any size limits and including logs in non-default locations. This option may significantly increase the size of reports.
-z, --compression-type METHOD
Override the default compression type specified by the active policy.
--batch
Generate archive without prompting for interactive input.
--name NAME
Specify a name to be used for the archive.
--case-id NUMBER
Specify a case identifier to associate with the archive. Identifiers may include alphanumeric characters, commas and periods ('.'). Synonymous with --ticket-number.
--ticket-number NUMBER
Specify a ticket number or other identifier to associate with the archive. Identifiers may include alphanumeric characters, commas and periods ('.'). Synonymous with --case-id.
--build
Do not archive copied data. Causes sosreport to leave an uncompressed archive as a temporary file or directory tree.
--debug
Enable interactive debugging using the python debugger. Exceptions in sos or plug-in code will cause a trap to the pdb shell.
--help
Display usage message.

Maintainer

Bryn M. Reeves <bmr@redhat.com>

Authors & Contributors

See AUTHORS file in /usr/share/doc/sosreport.

Translations

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Referenced By

sos.conf(5).

Mon Mar 25 2013