There are several stand-alone utilities that support the Berkeley DB environment.
They are as follows:
The db_archive utility supports database backup, archival and
log file administration.
The db_recover utility runs after an unexpected Berkeley DB or system
failure to restore the database to a consistent state.
The db_checkpoint utility runs as a daemon process, monitoring
the database log and periodically issuing checkpoints.
The db_deadlock utility runs as a daemon process, periodically
traversing the database lock structures and aborting transactions when
it detects a deadlock.
The db_dump utility writes a copy of the database to a flat-text
file in a portable format.
The db_load, utility reads the flat-text file produced by
db_dump and loads it into a database file.
The db_stat utility displays statistics for databases and database
All of the functionality described for these utilities is available as
part of the Berkeley DB API as well. This means that threaded applications can
simply create a thread to perform this functionality and call the same
underlying Berkeley DB functions as do the utilities. This often simplifies
the application environment by removing the necessity for multiple
processes to negotiate database and database environment creation.