git-annex-fsck(1) find and fix problems


git annex fsck [path ...]


With no parameters, this command checks the whole annex for consistency, and warns about or fixes any problems found. This is a good complement to git fsck.

With parameters, only the specified files are checked.


Check a remote, rather than the local repository.
Note that by default, files will be copied from the remote to check their contents. To avoid this expensive transfer, and only verify that the remote still has the files that are expected to be on it, add the --fast option.
Avoids expensive checksum calculations (and expensive transfers when fscking a remote).
Start a new incremental fsck pass. An incremental fsck can be interrupted at any time, with eg ctrl-c.
Resume the last incremental fsck pass, where it left off.
Resuming may redundantly check some files that were checked before. Any files that fsck found problems with before will be re-checked on resume. Also, checkpoints are made every 1000 files or every 5 minutes during a fsck, and it resumes from the last checkpoint.
This makes a new incremental fsck be started only a specified time period after the last incremental fsck was started.
The time is in the form "10d" or "300h".
Maybe you'd like to run a fsck for 5 hours at night, picking up each night where it left off. You'd like this to continue until all files have been fscked. And once it's done, you'd like a new fsck pass to start, but no more often than once a month. Then put this in a nightly cron job:

 git annex fsck --incremental-schedule 30d --time-limit 5h
Override the normally configured number of copies.
To verify data integrity only while disregarding required number of copies, use --numcopies=1.
Normally only the files in the currently checked out branch are fscked. This option causes all versions of all files to be fscked.
This is the default behavior when running git-annex in a bare repository.
Operate on files found by last run of git-annex unused.
Use this option to fsck a specified key.
file matching options
The git-annex-matching-options(1) can be used to specify files to fsck.
--jobs=N -JN
Runs multiple fsck jobs in parallel. For example: -J4



Joey Hess <[email protected]>