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       s3ql_verify - Verify data in an S3QL file system


          s3ql_verify [options] <storage url>


       S3QL is a file system for online data storage. Before using S3QL, make sure to consult the
       full documentation (rather than just  the  man  pages  which  only  briefly  document  the
       available userspace commands).

       The  s3ql_verify  command verifies all data in the file system.  In contrast to fsck.s3ql,
       s3ql_verify does not trust the object  listing  returned  by  the  backend,  but  actually
       attempts to retrieve every object. It therefore takes a lot longer.

       The  format  of  <storage  url> depends on the backend that is used. The S3QL User's Guide
       should be consulted for a description of the available backends.


       The s3ql_verify command accepts the following options.

          --debug-modules <modules>
                 Activate debugging  output  from  specified  modules  (use  commas  to  separate
                 multiple modules). Debug messages will be written to the target specified by the
                 --log option.

                 Activate debugging output from all S3QL modules. Debug messages will be  written
                 to the target specified by the --log option.

                 be really quiet

                 just print program version and exit

          --cachedir <path>
                 Store cached data in this directory (default: ~/.s3ql)

          --backend-options <options>
                 Backend  specific  options  (separate  by commas). See backend documentation for
                 available options.

          --authfile <path>
                 Read authentication credentials from this file (default: ~/.s3ql/authinfo2)

          --missing-file <name>
                 File to store keys of missing objects.

          --corrupted-file <name>
                 File to store keys of corrupted objects.

          --data Read every object completely, instead of checking just the metadata.

          --parallel PARALLEL
                 Number of connections to use in parallel.

          --start-with <n>
                 Skip over first <n> objects and with verifying object <n>+1.


       s3ql_verify may terminate with the following exit codes:

       0      Everything went well.

       1      An unexpected error occured. This may indicate a bug in the program.

       2      Invalid command line argument or configuration file key.

       3      Invalid backend option.

       10     Could not open log file for writing.

       11     No such backend.

       12     Authentication file has insecure permissions.

       13     Unable to parse proxy settings.

       14     Invalid credentials (Authentication failed).

       15     No permission to access backend (Authorization denied).

       16     Invalid storage URL, specified location does not exist in backend.

       17     Wrong file system passphrase.

       18     No S3QL file system found at given storage URL.

       19     Unable to connect to backend, can't resolve hostname.

       32     Unsupported file system revision (too old).

       33     Unsupported file system revision (too new).

       45     Unable to access cache directory.

       46     The file system data was verified, and some objects were found  to  be  missing  or


       The S3QL homepage is at

       The  full  S3QL  documentation  should  also be installed somewhere on your system, common
       locations are /usr/share/doc/s3ql or /usr/local/doc/s3ql.


       © 2008 Nikolaus Rath <>