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I have some sqlite version3 db3 files I copied off a live running production system (I know bad sysadmin bad sysadmin) for various reasons. Is there some sqlite command I can run that will verify that all the data can be read out of these files (I don't mind if it takes a while).

I was considering hacking up some perl which dumps out all data and then re-imports it into new files. I think sqlite will throw an exception if it encounters corrupt data. Is there a better way?

I'm CentOS 5.3 and sqlite-3.3.6-2

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

I think you want to try:

pragma integrity_check;

I believe that will scan the DB and check it for errors and whatnot.

More info(and more commands) can be found here:


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See also sqlite.org/faq.html#q21 –  Teddy Jul 9 '09 at 10:36
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