What data needs to be collected for rpm & yum database analysis or backup?

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Issue

  • Red Hat requested the yum & rpm databases be collected for review for the following reasons:

    • Complex yum dependency errors
    • Interrupted or incomplete yum transactions (or duplicates)
    • Review of the databases in a stable environment
  • How to backup rpm & yum databases

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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