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Clipped on: 2016-03-25

ipfs example | view source

Snapshots

Lets take a quick look at how ipfs can be used to take basic snapshots.

Save your directory:

$ ipfs add -r ~/code/myproject

Note the hash:

$ echo $hash `date` >> snapshots

Or all at once:

$ echo `ipfs add -q -r ~/code/myproject | tail -n1` `date` >> snapshots

(Note: the -q makes the output only contain the hashes, piping through tail -n1 ensures only the hash of the top folder is output.)

Make sure to have the placeholders for the mount points:

$ sudo mkdir /ipfs /ipns
$ sudo chown `whoami` /ipfs /ipns

You will need to have Fuse installed on your machine in order to be able to mount directories from the ipfs. You can find instructions of how to install Fuse in the go-ipfs docs

View the snapshots live:

$ ipfs mount
$ ls /ipfs/$hash/

# can also

$ cd /ipfs/$hash/
$ ls

Through the fuse interface, youll be able to access your files exactly as they were when you took the snapshot.

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