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SX cluster backup utility

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sxdump analyses SX Cluster’s structure and generates two shell scripts in the current directory: and The first script will backup all data from the cluster, and the other contains information on how to recreate the structure, including all volumes, users and ACLs. WARNING: Encrypted volumes are not supported and will be ignored by sxdump.

sxdump uses sxclient library ( and requires Python 2.7.


Since sxdump is available on PyPI (, it can be installed with pip.

pip install sxdump

If you don’t want to use pip, download sxdump tarball from its PyPI site, unpack the archive, go to the unpacked directory and run

python install

Note that the latter installation method requires Python setuptools module, which can be installed either from the system package repository or by following the installation instructions on setuptools PyPI site.


sxdump --backup-dir DIR sx://[profile@]cluster

where DIR is a path to a directory which will store the cluster backup.

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