Man Page: puppet filebucket

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NAME

puppet-filebucket - Store and retrieve files in a filebucket

SYNOPSIS

A stand-alone Puppet filebucket client.

USAGE

puppet filebucket mode [-h|--help] [-V|--version] [-d|--debug] [-v|--verbose] [-l|--local] [-r|--remote] [-s|--server server] [-f|--fromdate date] [-t|--todate date] [-b|--bucket directory] file file ...

Puppet filebucket can operate in three modes, with only one mode per call:

backup: Send one or more files to the specified file bucket. Each sent file is printed with its resulting md5 sum.

get: Return the text associated with an md5 sum. The text is printed to stdout, and only one file can be retrieved at a time.

restore: Given a file path and an md5 sum, store the content associated with the sum into the specified file path. You can specify an entirely new path to this argument; you are not restricted to restoring the content to its original location.

diff: Print a diff in unified format between two checksums in the filebucket or between a checksum and its matching file.

list: List all files in the current local filebucket. Listing remote filebuckets is not allowed.

DESCRIPTION

This is a stand-alone filebucket client for sending files to a local or central filebucket.

Note that 'filebucket' defaults to using a network-based filebucket available on the server named 'puppet'. To use this, you'll have to be running as a user with valid Puppet certificates. Alternatively, you can use your local file bucket by specifying '--local', or by specifying '--bucket' with a local path.

Note: Enabling and using the backup option, and by extension the filebucket resource, requires appropriate planning and management to ensure that sufficient disk space is available for the file backups. Generally, you can implement this using one of the following two options: - Use a find command and crontab entry to retain only the last X days of file backups. For example:

  find /opt/puppetlabs/server/data/puppetserver/bucket -type f -mtime +45 -atime +45 -print0 | xargs -0 rm
  • Restrict the directory to a maximum size after which the oldest items are removed.

OPTIONS

Note that any setting that's valid in the configuration file is also a valid long argument. For example, 'ssldir' is a valid setting, so you can specify '--ssldir directory' as an argument.

See the configuration file documentation at https://puppet.com/docs/puppet/latest/configuration.html for the full list of acceptable parameters. A commented list of all configuration options can also be generated by running puppet with '--genconfig'.

--bucket

Specify a local filebucket path. This overrides the default path set in '$clientbucketdir'.

--debug

Enable full debugging.

--fromdate

(list only) Select bucket files from 'fromdate'.

--help

Print this help message.

--local

Use the local filebucket. This uses the default configuration information and the bucket located at the '$clientbucketdir' setting by default. If '--bucket' is set, puppet uses that path instead.

--remote

Use a remote filebucket. This uses the default configuration information and the bucket located at the '$bucketdir' setting by default.

--server_list

A list of comma separated servers; only the first entry is used for file storage. This setting takes precidence over server.

--server

The server to use for file storage. This setting is only used if server_list is not set.

--todate

(list only) Select bucket files until 'todate'.

--verbose

Print extra information.

--version

Print version information.

EXAMPLES

## Backup a file to the filebucket, then restore it to a temporary directory
$ puppet filebucket backup /etc/passwd
/etc/passwd: 429b225650b912a2ee067b0a4cf1e949
$ puppet filebucket restore /tmp/passwd 429b225650b912a2ee067b0a4cf1e949

## Diff between two files in the filebucket
$ puppet filebucket -l diff d43a6ecaa892a1962398ac9170ea9bf2 7ae322f5791217e031dc60188f4521ef
1a2
> again

## Diff between the file in the filebucket and a local file
$ puppet filebucket -l diff d43a6ecaa892a1962398ac9170ea9bf2 /tmp/testFile
1a2
> again

## Backup a file to the filebucket and observe that it keeps each backup separate
$ puppet filebucket -l list
d43a6ecaa892a1962398ac9170ea9bf2 2015-05-11 09:27:56 /tmp/TestFile

$ echo again >> /tmp/TestFile

$ puppet filebucket -l backup /tmp/TestFile
/tmp/TestFile: 7ae322f5791217e031dc60188f4521ef

$ puppet filebucket -l list
d43a6ecaa892a1962398ac9170ea9bf2 2015-05-11 09:27:56 /tmp/TestFile
7ae322f5791217e031dc60188f4521ef 2015-05-11 09:52:15 /tmp/TestFile

## List files in a filebucket within date ranges
$ puppet filebucket -l -f 2015-01-01 -t 2015-01-11 list
<Empty Output>

$ puppet filebucket -l -f 2015-05-10 list
d43a6ecaa892a1962398ac9170ea9bf2 2015-05-11 09:27:56 /tmp/TestFile
7ae322f5791217e031dc60188f4521ef 2015-05-11 09:52:15 /tmp/TestFile

$ puppet filebucket -l -f "2015-05-11 09:30:00" list
7ae322f5791217e031dc60188f4521ef 2015-05-11 09:52:15 /tmp/TestFile

$ puppet filebucket -l -t "2015-05-11 09:30:00" list
d43a6ecaa892a1962398ac9170ea9bf2 2015-05-11 09:27:56 /tmp/TestFile
## Manage files in a specific local filebucket
$ puppet filebucket -b /tmp/TestBucket backup /tmp/TestFile2
/tmp/TestFile2: d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e
$ puppet filebucket -b /tmp/TestBucket list
d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e 2015-05-11 09:33:22 /tmp/TestFile2

## From a Puppet master, list files in the master bucketdir
$ puppet filebucket -b $(puppet config print bucketdir --section master) list
d43a6ecaa892a1962398ac9170ea9bf2 2015-05-11 09:27:56 /tmp/TestFile
7ae322f5791217e031dc60188f4521ef 2015-05-11 09:52:15 /tmp/TestFile

AUTHOR

Luke Kanies

Copyright (c) 2011 Puppet Inc., LLC Licensed under the Apache 2.0 License

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