asyncadmin Command-Line Options

Administrators can use the asyncadmin command to view the status of the current synchronization, as well as the latest snapshot. This includes the number of files in each state and any changes that may be incomplete on the remote endpoint. asyncadmin also includes troubleshooting options for deleting file records from a snapshot by path globbing match or filename. asyncadmin definitions, allowable values, and defaults are described below.

General asyncadmin usage:

> asyncadmin -d path [-N name][options]

The -N name option is required if multiple Sync sessions are running; you must specify the name of the session to which the asycadmin command should apply.

Note: When records are deleted using the -M or -E options, Sync recalculates file counters for the entire database. This may take a while, depending on the size of the database.

Session Options

Display the asyncadmin version.
-b path, --local-db-dir=path
Specify the local database directory. The default location is the local sync directory.
-C, --clean
Delete problem records (records with statuses of CONF, PCONF, and ERR).
-d path, --local-dir=path
Specify the local sync directory.
-E number, --erase=number
Delete the specified file record by number.
-F, --force
Allow changes while database is in use.
-f, --file-info
Report the status of all files.
The use of this option is not recommended on Windows, as it may cause the database to lock and async to fail. An alternative is to use the -t option.
-h, --help
Display the asyncadmin command-line option help.
-j, --journal
List the changes that might be incomplete remotely.
-l, --list
List the snapshot databases found in the database directory.
-M pattern, --match=pattern
Delete file records that have paths that match the specified pattern (path globbing).
-m, --meta
Report meta details.
-N name, --name=name
Select a source-destination pair from the snapshot database by name.
-O, --compact
Compact the database file.
-p, --pause
Pause when displaying a large amount of file data (for example, -f).
-q, --quiet
Display only the requested information. Use with -f / --file-info to disable abbreviating file names in the output.
-s, --summary
Report the number of files in each state. When -s is used alone, a quick summary from the async database's counters table is reported back (same as the cached counters as in the -t option).
The use of this option is not recommended on Windows, as it may cause the database to lock and async to fail. An alternative is to use the -t option below.
-s -v
When -s is used with -v, every record in the async database is counted.
Important: This should only be used when async is not running.
-T, --terminate
Shut down async if it is running. This option cannot be used if the storage style set for <async_db_spec> is LMS and outputs an error message.
-t num, --tail=num
Report status of last num files.
Note: The use of this option is recommended on Windows as an alternative to the -f and -s options above.
Change the recursive mtime of the node and all its parents to current time if they are older. This option is only applied if async has been run using the --exclude-dirs-older-than option.
-v, --verbose
Increase the verbosity of summary (-s) or file info (-f).
-x, --init
Delete all file system snapshot records.