[tahoe-dev] Deleting a file on Tahoe

Peter Secor secorp at allmydata.com
Fri Feb 19 16:40:52 UTC 2010


If you don't care about the data on your grid anymore and just want to 
get rid of it all, you can stop the nodes and delete the files in the 
<basedir_to_tahoe>/storage directory for each node. That will delete all 
of the shares, and when you start the grid back up there will be no data.

Ps

On 2/19/10 2:57 AM, Janus Dam Nielsen wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am new to Tahoe, and I have been playing around with a local grid I
> have set up. All works fine.
>
> However I have uploaded a 5Gb file using the WUI to my local grid. Now I
> would like to remove that file again.
>
> I understand that using the CLI rm command does not remove the shares on
> the storage nodes, but merely unlinks the capability. And as far as I
> understand I have to run the GC to delete the shares. But the GC will
> not remove the shares until the leases on the shares expires?
>
> Is there a tool for deleting files, if not it would be nice to have such
> a tool at least for testing purpose.
>
>
> I tried to unlink the file using rm, but I get the following error:
> tahoe rm -d tahoe-storage
> URI:CHK:tzlddfwsahlp7z5cbsrfdwmfby:3nqxm2owlqhausgoahvl6aat6eye3uttfrapnux3si3fvvokz4kq:3:10:5376135168
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File
> "/Users/fagidiot/Downloads/allmydata-tahoe-1.6.0/support/bin/tahoe",
> line 8, in <module>
> load_entry_point('allmydata-tahoe==1.6.0', 'console_scripts', 'tahoe')()
> File
> "/Users/fagidiot/Downloads/allmydata-tahoe-1.6.0/src/allmydata/scripts/runner.py",
> line 102, in run
> rc = runner(sys.argv[1:])
> File
> "/Users/fagidiot/Downloads/allmydata-tahoe-1.6.0/src/allmydata/scripts/runner.py",
> line 89, in runner
> rc = cli.dispatch[command](so)
> File
> "/Users/fagidiot/Downloads/allmydata-tahoe-1.6.0/src/allmydata/scripts/cli.py",
> line 458, in rm
> rc = tahoe_rm.rm(options)
> File
> "/Users/fagidiot/Downloads/allmydata-tahoe-1.6.0/src/allmydata/scripts/tahoe_rm.py",
> line 19, in rm
> assert path
> AssertionError
>
> I am able to ls the file:
> tahoe ls -d tahoe-storage
> URI:CHK:tzlddfwsahlp7z5cbsrfdwmfby:3nqxm2owlqhausgoahvl6aat6eye3uttfrapnux3si3fvvokz4kq:3:10:5376135168
>
> Thanks.
>
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