Tracing File System Change

Is there a way to trace back the history of file system and/or vg size changes?
i.e. I want to know the changes on /var/mqm and/or mgvg.
JohnLucaniaAsked:
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LhotchCommented:
If smit was used to make the changes, you could look in the smit.transaction file.

Larry.
JohnLucaniaAuthor Commented:
Where is smit.transaction file?
cpc2004Commented:
smit.log is the smit log and it only keeps trace the history of smitty activity. However you can issue command to change the size or attribute of a file systems or volume groups. You had better run a daily cron job to compare any change of the attributes change of the filesystem /var/mqm and volume group mgvg.

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LhotchCommented:
Smit.transaction should be located in the same directory as smit.log BUT will only be available if you have AIX 5.2 or higher. It logs only cmd_to_exec so is a bit easier to sort through for info.

Larry.
JohnLucaniaAuthor Commented:
I am on 5.1.  What is the alternative?
LhotchCommented:
As cpc2004 eluded to, you could parse the smit.log then but that only tracks file system changes done through smit and wont catch any that are made via command line.

Depending on the specific info your looking for you may end up writing a shell script thats run via cron to write the output of of lsfs and lsvg to a log file.
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