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Jan 27, 2018
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Content-Addressable Data Synchronization Tool


casync make [ARCHIVE | ARCHIVE_INDEX] [DIRECTORY] casync make [BLOB_INDEX] FILE | DEVICE This will create either a .catar archive or an .caidx index for for the given DIRECTORY, or a .caibx index for the given FILE or block DEVICE. The type of output is automatically chosen based on the file extension (this may be overridden with --what=). DIRECTORY is optional, and the current directory will be used if not specified. When a .caidx or .caibx file is created, a .castr storage directory will be created too, by default located in the same directory, and named default.castr unless configured other‐ wise (see --store= option). The metadata included in the archive is controlled by the --with-* and --without-* options. casync extract [ARCHIVE | ARCHIVE_INDEX] [DIRECTORY] casync extract BLOB_INDEX FILE | DEVICE This will extract the contents of a .catar archive or .caidx index into the specified DIRECTORY, or the contents specified by BLOB_INDEX to the specified FILE or block DEVICE. DIRECTORY may be omitted, and the current directory will be used by default. The metadata replayed from the archive is controlled by the --with-* and --without-* options. casync list [ARCHIVE | ARCHIVE_INDEX | DIRECTORY] This will list all the files and directories in the specified .catar archive or .caidx index, or the directory. The argument is optional, and the current directory will be used by default. The output includes the permission mask and file names: $ casync list /usr/share/doc/casync drwxr-xr-x -rw-r--r-- -rw-r--r-- TODO casync mtree [ARCHIVE | ARCHIVE_INDEX | DIRECTORY] This is similar to list, but includes information about each entry in the key=value format defined by BSD mtree(5): $ casync mtree /usr/share/doc/casync . type=dir mode=0755 uid=0 gid=0 time=1500343585.721189650 type=file mode=0644 size=7286 uid=0 gid=0 time=1498175562.000000000 sha256digest ↲ =af75eacac1f00abf6adaa7510a2c7fe00a4636daf9ea910d69d96f0a4ae85df4 TODO type=file mode=0644 size=2395 uid=0 gid=0 time=1498175562.000000000 sha256digest=316f ↲ 11a03c08ec39f0328ab1f7446bd048507d3fbeafffe7c32fad4942244b7d casync stat [ARCHIVE | ARCHIVE_INDEX | DIRECTORY] [PATH] This will show detailed information about a file or directory PATH, as found in either AR‐ CHIVE or ARCHIVE_INDEX or underneath DIRECTORY. Both arguments are optional. The first defaults to the current directory, and the second the top-level path (.). Example output: $ casync stat . File: . Mode: drwxrwxr-x FileAttr: ---------- FATAttr: --- Offset: 0 Time: 2017-07-17 22:53:30.723304050 User: zbyszek (1000) Group: zbyszek (1000) casync digest [ARCHIVE | BLOB | ARCHIVE_INDEX | BLOB_INDEX | DIRECTORY] This will compute and print the checksum of the argument. The argument is optional and defaults to the current directory: $ casync digest d1698b0c4c27163284abea5d1e369b92e89dd07cb74378638849800e0406baf7 $ casync digest . d1698b0c4c27163284abea5d1e369b92e89dd07cb74378638849800e0406baf7 casync mount [ARCHIVE | ARCHIVE_INDEX] PATH This will mount the specified .catar archive or .caidx index at the specified PATH, using the FUSE protocol. casync mkdev [BLOB | BLOB_INDEX] [NODE] This will create a block device NODE with the contents specified by the .caibx BLOB_INDEX or just the file or block device BLOB, using the NBD protocol. Example: $ sudo casync -v mkdev Attached: /dev/nbd0 (in another terminal) $ sudo head -n1 /dev/nbd0 # casync — Content Addressable Data Synchronizer When casync mkdev is killed, the device is destroyed. casync gc ARCHIVE_INDEX | BLOB_INDEX ... This will remove all chunks that are not used by one of the specified indices (one or more blob and archive indices can be given). If --store is not given, the default store for the first index will be used. This command can be used to prune unused chunks from a shared chunk store.


General options: --help, -h Show terse help output --verbose, -v Show terse status information during runtime --dry-run, -n Only print what would be removed with gc --store=PATH The primary chunk store to use --extra-store=<PATH> Additional chunk store to look for chunks in --chunk-size=<[MIN:]AVG[:MAX]> The minimal/average/maximum number of bytes in a chunk --digest=<DIGEST> Pick digest algorithm (sha512-256 or sha256) --compression=<COMPRESSION> Pick compression algorithm (zstd, xz or gzip) --seed=<PATH> Additional file or directory to use as seed --rate-limit-bps=<LIMIT> Maximum bandwidth in bytes/s for remote communication --exclude-nodump=no Don't exclude files with chattr(1)'s +d nodump flag when creating archive --exclude-submounts=yes Exclude submounts when creating archive --reflink=no Don't create reflinks from seeds when extracting --hardlink=yes Create hardlinks from seeds when extracting --punch-holes=no Don't create sparse files when extracting --delete=no Don't delete existing files not listed in archive after extraction --undo-immutable=yes When removing existing files, undo chattr(1)'s +i 'immutable' flag when extracting --seed-output=no Don't implicitly add pre-existing output as seed when extracting --recursive=no List non-recursively --uid-shift=<yes|SHIFT> Shift UIDs/GIDs --uid-range=<RANGE> Restrict UIDs/GIDs to range Input/output selector: --what=archive Operate on archive file --what=archive-index Operate on archive index file --what=blob Operate on blob file --what=blob-index Operate on blob index file --what=directory Operate on directory --what=help Print a list of allowed values (and terminate the program) Turn on archive feature sets: --with=best Store most accurate information --with=unix Store UNIX baseline information --with=fat Store FAT information --with=chattr Store chattr(1) file attributes --with=fat-attrs Store FAT file attributes --with=privileged Store file data that requires privileges to restore --with=fuse Store file data that can exposed again via 'casync mount' To turn archive features off, --without=… may be used, such as --without=fat-attrs, --without=privileged, etc. To disable all optional features, --without=all may be used. (The positive form --with=all does not make sense, because some features are conflicting. To enable the maximum set of information, use --with=best.) Individual archive features: --with=<16bit-uids> Store reduced 16bit UID/GID information --with=<32bit-uids> Store full 32bit UID/GID information --with=<user-names> Store user/group names --with=<sec-time> Store timestamps in 1s granularity --with=<usec-time> Store timestamps in 1µs granularity --with=<nsec-time> Store timestamps in 1ns granularity --with=<2sec-time> Store timestamps in 2s granularity --with=<read-only> Store per-file read only flag --with=<permissions> Store full per-file UNIX permissions --with=<symlinks> Store symbolic links --with=<device-nodes> Store block and character device nodes --with=<fifos> Store named pipe nodes --with=<sockets> Store AF_UNIX file system socket nodes --with=<flag-hidden> Store FAT "hidden" file flag --with=<flag-system> Store FAT "system" file flag --with=<flag-archive> Store FAT "archive" file flag --with=<flag-append> Store "append-only" file flag --with=<flag-noatime> Store "disable access time" file flag --with=<flag-compr> Store "enable compression" file flag --with=<flag-nocow> Store "disable copy-on-write" file flag --with=<flag-nodump> Store "disable dumping" file flag --with=<flag-dirsync> Store "synchronous" directory flag --with=<flag-immutable> Store "immutable" file flag --with=<flag-sync> Store "synchronous" file flag --with=<flag-nocomp> Store "disable compression" file flag --with=<flag-projinherit> Store "project quota inheritance" flag --with=<subvolume> Store btrfs subvolume information --with=<subvolume-ro> Store btrfs subvolume read-only property --with=<xattrs> Store extended file attributes --with=<acl> Store file access control lists --with=<selinux> Store SElinux file labels --with=<fcaps> Store file capabilities (and similar: --without=16bit-uids, --without=32bit-uids, ...)


The various --with= and --without= parameters control the precise set of metadata to store in the archive, or restore when extracting. These flags only apply if casync operates on the file system level.
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