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       bbackupquery - Box Backup store query and file retrieval


       bbackupquery [-q] [-c configfile] [command ...]


       bbackupquery is the main way of interacting with the backup store from
       a Box Backup client machine. It supports both interactive and batch
       modes of operation.

       It can be used to reviewing the status of a client machine´s backup
       store, getting status from the store server. The main use is to
       retrieve files and directories when needed.

       bbackupquery supports interactive and batch modes of operation.
       Interactive mode allows for interaction with the server much like an
       interactive FTP client.

       Batch mode is invoked by putting commands into the invocation of
       bbackupquery. Example:

           bbackupquery "list home-dirs" quit

       Note that commands that contain spaces are enclosed in double quotes.
       If the quit command is omitted, after the preceding commands are
       completed, bbackupquery will enter interactive mode.


           Quiet. Suppresses status output while running.

       -c configfile
           Use configfile instead of the default bbackupd.conf file. Can be a
           relative or full path.


       The commands that can be used in bbackupquery are listed below.

           Displays the basic help message, which gives information about the
           commands available in bbackupquery. Use the form help command to
           get help on a specific command.

           End the session with the store server, and quit bbackupquery.

       cd [options] directory-name
           Change directory. Options:

               consider deleted directories for traversal

               consider old versions of directories for traversal. This option
               should never be useful in a correctly formed store.

       lcd local-directory-name
           Change directory on the client machine. To list the contents of the
           local directory, type sh ls (on Unix-like machines).

       list [options] [directory-name]
           The list (or its synonym ls) command lists the content of the
           current, or specified, directory. The options are as follows:

               recursively list all files

               list deleted files and directories

               list old versions of files and directories

               don´t display object IDs

               don´t display flags

               show file modification time (and attr mod time, if the object
               has attributes).

               show file size in blocks used on server. Note that this is only
               a very approximate indication of local file size.

       ls [options] [directory-name]
           Synonym for list.

           Print current directory, always relative to the backup store root.

       sh shell-command
           Everything after the sh is passed to a shell and run. All output
           from the command is displayed in the client.

           Example: to list the contents of the current directory on the
           client machine type sh ls.

       compare -a

       compare -l location-name

       compare store-dir-name local-dir-name
           Compare the current data in the store with the data on the disc.
           Please note that all the data will be downloaded from the store, so
           this can be a very lengthy process depending on the size of the
           store, and the size of the part you are comparing.


               compare all locations.

               compare one backup location as specified in the configuration
               file. This compares one of the top level store directories.

               set return code. The return code is set to the following
               values, if quit is the next command. So, if another command is
               run after the compare, the return code will not refer to the
               compare. This option is very useful for automating compares.
               Return code values:

               ·   1 -- no differences were found

               ·   2 -- differences were found

               ·   3 -- an error occured

       get object-filename [local-filename]

       get -i object-id local-filename
           Gets a file from the store. Object is specified as the filename
           within the current directory. Local filename is optional. Ignores
           old and deleted files when searching the directory for the file to

           To get an old or deleted file, use the -i option and select the
           object as a hex object ID (first column in listing). The local
           filename must be specified.

       getobject object-id local-filename
           Gets the object specified by the object id (in hex) and stores the
           raw contents in the local file specified. Note: This is only useful
           for debugging as it does not decode files from the stored format,
           which is encrypted and compressed.

       restore [-d] directory-name local-directory-name

       restore -r
           Restores a directory to the local disc. The local directory
           specified must not exist (unless a previous restore is being
           restarted). The root cannot be restored -- restore locations


               restore a deleted directory

               resume an interrupted restore

           If a restore operation is interrupted for any reason, it can be
           restarted using the -r switch. Restore progress information is
           saved in a file at regular intervals during the restore operation
           to allow restarts.

       usage [-m]
           Show space used on the server for this account. Display fields:

           ·   Used: Total amount of space used on the server

           ·   Old files: Space used by old files

           ·   Deleted files: Space used by deleted files

           ·   Directories: Space used by the directory structure

               When Used exceeds the soft limit, the server will start to
               remove old and deleted files until the usage drops below the
               soft limit. After a while, you should expect to see the usage
               stay at just below the soft limit. You only need more space if
               the space used by old and deleted files is near zero.

               The -m option displays output in machine-readable form.


       If you find a bug in Box Backup and you want to let us know about it,
       join the mailing list[1] and send us a description of the problem

       To report a bug, give us at least the following information:

       ·   The version of Box Backup you are running

       ·   The platform you are running on (hardware and OS), for both client
           and server.

       ·   If possible attach your config files (bbstored.conf, bbackupd.conf)
           to the bug report.

       ·   Also attach any log file output that helps shed light on the
           problem you are seeing.

       ·   And last but certainly not least, a description of what you are
           seeing, in as much detail as possible.


       Ben Summers

       Per Thomsen

       James O´Gorman


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