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nvme-wdc-drive-essentials - Retrieve WDC device's drive essentials bin files and save to a tar file.

nvme wdc drive-essentials <device> [--dir-name=<DIRECTORY>, -d <DIRECTORY>]

For the NVMe device given, captures the drive essential bin files and saves them into a tar file. The tar file will be in the following format: DRIVE_ESSENTIALS_<Serial Num>_<FW Revision>_<Date>_<Time>.tar.gz e.g. DRIVE_ESSENTIALS_A00FD8CA_1048_20170713_091731.tar.gz

The <device> parameter is mandatory; NVMe character device (ex: /dev/nvme0).

This will only work on WDC devices supporting this feature. Results for any other device are undefined.

-d <DIRECTORY>, --dir-name=<DIRECTORY>

Output directory; defaults to current working directory.

•Gets the drive essentials data files from the device and saves the tar file in current directory (e.g. DRIVE_ESSENTIALS_A00FD8CA_1048_20170713_091731.tar.gz):
# nvme wdc drive-essentials /dev/nvme0
•Gets the drive essentials data files from the device and saves the tar file to specified directory (e.g. /tmp/DRIVE_ESSENTIALS_A00FD8CA_1048_20170713_091731):
# nvme wdc drive-essentials /dev/nvme0 -d /tmp/

Part of the nvme-user suite.

08/23/2022 NVMe