Example Usage

Verify working

To verify the system is working do a GET against the system with no id specified.

curl -X GET

Sample output:

    "message": "Pacifica Archive Interface Up and Running"

Put a File

The path in the URL should be only an integer specifying a unique file in the archive. Sending a different file to the same URL will over-write the contents of the previous file. Setting the Last- Modified header sets the mtime of the file in the archive and is required.

curl -X PUT -H 'Last-Modified: Sun, 06 Nov 1994 08:49:37 GMT' --upload-file /tmp/foo.txt

Sample output:

    "message": "File added to archive",
    "total_bytes": "24"

Get a File

The HTTP GET method is used to get the contents of the specified file.

curl -o /tmp/foo.txt

Sample output (without -o option): “Document Contents”

Status a File

The HTTP HEAD method is used to get a JSON document describing the status of the file. The status includes, but is not limited to, the size, mtime, ctime, whether its on disk or tape. The values can be found within the headers.

curl -I -X HEAD

Sample output:

HTTP/1.0 204 No Content
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:51:37 GMT
Server: WSGIServer/0.1 Python/2.7.5
X-Pacifica-Messsage: File was found
X-Pacifica-File: /tmp/12345
Content-Length: 18
Last-Modified: 1473806059.29
X-Pacifica-Ctime: 1473806059.29
X-Pacifica-Bytes-Per-Level: (18L,)
X-Pacifica-File-Storage-Media: disk
Content-Type: application/json

Stage a File

The HTTP POST method is used to stage a file for use. In posix this equates to a no-op on hpss it stages the file to the disk drive.

curl -X POST -d ''

Sample Output:

    "file": "/12345",
    "message": "File was staged"

Move a File

The HTTP PATCH method is used to move a file. The upload file contains the path to current file on archive The Id at the end of the url is where the file will be moved to

curl -X PATCH -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d'{
  "path": "/tmp/12345"

Sample Output:

    "message": "File Moved Successfully"