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May 19, 2020
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rados - rados object storage utility


rados [ -m monaddr ] [ mkpool | rmpool foo ] [ -p | --pool pool ] [ -s | --snap snap ] [ -i infile ] [ -o outfile ] command ...


rados is a utility for interacting with a Ceph object storage cluster (RADOS), part of the Ceph distributed storage system.


-p pool, --pool pool Interact with the given pool. Required by most commands. --pgid As an alternative to --pool, --pgid also allow users to specify the PG id to which the command will be directed. With this option, certain commands like ls allow users to limit the scope of the command to the given PG. -s snap, --snap snap Read from the given pool snapshot. Valid for all pool-specific read operations. -i infile will specify an input file to be passed along as a payload with the command to the monitor cluster. This is only used for specific monitor commands. -o outfile will write any payload returned by the monitor cluster with its reply to outfile. Only specific monitor commands (e.g. osd getmap) return a payload. -c ceph.conf, --conf=ceph.conf Use ceph.conf configuration file instead of the default /etc/ceph/ceph.conf to determine monitor addresses during startup. -m monaddress[:port] Connect to specified monitor (instead of looking through ceph.conf). -b block_size Set the block size for put/get/append ops and for write benchmarking. --striper Uses the striping API of rados rather than the default one. Available for stat, get, put, append, truncate, rm, ls and all xattr related operation


lspools List object pools df Show utilization statistics, including disk usage (bytes) and object counts, over the entire system and broken down by pool. mkpool foo Create a pool with name foo. rmpool foo [ foo --yes-i-really-really-mean-it ] Delete the pool foo (and all its data). list-inconsistent-pg pool List inconsistent PGs in given pool. list-inconsistent-obj pgid List inconsistent objects in given PG. list-inconsistent-snapset pgid List inconsistent snapsets in given PG.


get name outfile Read object name from the cluster and write it to outfile. put name infile [--offset offset] Write object name with start offset (default:0) to the cluster with contents from infile. append name infile Append object name to the cluster with contents from infile. rm name Remove object name. listwatchers name List the watchers of object name. ls outfile List objects in the given pool and write to outfile. Instead of --pool if --pgid will be specified, ls will only list the objects in the given PG. lssnap List snapshots for given pool. clonedata srcname dstname --object-locator key Clone object byte data from srcname to dstname. Both objects must be stored with the locator key key (usually either srcname or dstname). Object attributes and omap keys are not copied or cloned. mksnap foo Create pool snapshot named foo. rmsnap foo Remove pool snapshot named foo. bench seconds mode [ -b objsize ] [ -t threads ] Benchmark for seconds. The mode can be write, seq, or rand. seq and rand are read benchmarks, either sequential or random. Before running one of the reading bench‐ marks, run a write benchmark with the --no-cleanup option. The default object size is 4 MB, and the default number of simulated threads (parallel writes) is 16. The --run-name <label> option is useful for benchmarking a workload test from multiple clients. The <label> is an arbitrary object name. It is "benchmark_last_metadata" by default, and is used as the underlying object name for "read" and "write" ops. Note: -b objsize option is valid only in write mode. Note: write and seq must be run on the same host otherwise the objects created by write will have names that will fail seq. cleanup [ --run-name run_name ] [ --prefix prefix ] Clean up a previous benchmark operation. Note: the default run-name is "bench‐ mark_last_metadata" listxattr name List all extended attributes of an object. getxattr name attr Dump the extended attribute value of attr of an object. setxattr name attr value Set the value of attr in the extended attributes of an object. rmxattr name attr Remove attr from the extended attributes of an object. listomapkeys name List all the keys stored in the object map of object name. listomapvals name List all key/value pairs stored in the object map of object name. The values are dumped in hexadecimal. getomapval [ --omap-key-file file ] name key [ out-file ] Dump the hexadecimal value of key in the object map of object name. If the optional out-file argument is not provided, the value will be written to standard output. setomapval [ --omap-key-file file ] name key [ value ] Set the value of key in the object map of object name. If the optional value argu‐ ment is not provided, the value will be read from standard input. rmomapkey [ --omap-key-file file ] name key Remove key from the object map of object name. getomapheader name Dump the hexadecimal value of the object map header of object name. setomapheader name value Set the value of the object map header of object name.


To view cluster utilization: rados df To get a list object in pool foo sent to stdout: rados -p foo ls - To get a list of objects in PG 0.6: rados --pgid 0.6 ls To write an object: rados -p foo put myobject blah.txt To create a snapshot: rados -p foo mksnap mysnap To delete the object: rados -p foo rm myobject To read a previously snapshotted version of an object: rados -p foo -s mysnap get myobject blah.txt.old To list inconsistent objects in PG 0.6: rados list-inconsistent-obj 0.6 --format=json-pretty


rados is part of Ceph, a massively scalable, open-source, distributed storage system. Please refer to the Ceph documentation at for more information.


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