arangodump Options

The startup options of the arangodump executable

arangodump Options

Usage: arangodump [<options>]

General

--all-databases

Introduced in: v3.5.0

Type: boolean

Whether to dump all databases.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--batch-size

Type: uint64

The maximum size for individual data batches (in bytes).

Default: 67108864


--check-configuration

Type: boolean

Check the configuration and exit.

This is a command, no value needs to be specified. The process terminates after executing the command.


--collection

Type: string…

Restrict the dump to this collection name (can be specified multiple times).


--compress-output

Introduced in: v3.4.6

Type: boolean

Compress files containing collection contents using the gzip format (not compatible with encryption).

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

Default: true


--config

Type: string

The configuration file or “none”.


--configuration

Type: string

The configuration file or “none”.


--dbserver-prefetch-batches

Introduced in: v3.10.8

Type: uint64

Number of batches to prefetch on each DB-Server.

Default: 5


--dbserver-worker-threads

Introduced in: v3.10.8

Type: uint64

Number of worker threads on each DB-Server.

Default: 5


--define

Type: string…

Define a value for a @key@ entry in the configuration file using the syntax "key=value".


--dump-data

Type: boolean

Whether to dump collection data.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

Default: true


--dump-dependencies

Type: boolean

Dump the dependency graph of the feature phases (internal) and exit.

This is a command, no value needs to be specified. The process terminates after executing the command.


--dump-options

Type: boolean

Dump all available startup options in JSON format and exit.

This is a command, no value needs to be specified. The process terminates after executing the command.


--envelope

Introduced in: v3.8.0

Deprecated in: v3.10.11

Type: boolean

Wrap each document into a {type, data} envelope (this is required for compatibility with v3.7 and before).

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--force

Type: boolean

Continue dumping even in the face of some server-side errors.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--ignore-distribute-shards-like-errors

Type: boolean

Continue dumping even if a sharding prototype collection is not backed up, too.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--include-system-collections

Type: boolean

Include system collections.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--initial-batch-size

Type: uint64

The initial size for individual data batches (in bytes).

Default: 8388608


--local-network-threads

Introduced in: v3.10.8

Type: uint64

Number of local network threads, i.e. how many requests are sent in parallel.

Default: 5


--local-writer-threads

Introduced in: v3.10.8

Type: uint64

Number of local writer threads.

Default: 5


--log

Deprecated in: v3.5.0

Type: string…

Set the topic-specific log level, using --log level for the general topic or --log topic=level for the specified topic (can be specified multiple times). Available log levels: fatal, error, warning, info, debug, trace.

Default: info


--maskings

Introduced in: v3.3.22, v3.4.2

Type: string

A path to a file with masking definitions.


--output-directory

Type: string

The output directory.

Default: /dump


--overwrite

Type: boolean

Overwrite data in the output directory.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--progress

Type: boolean

Show the progress.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

Default: true


--shard

Introduced in: v3.8.0

Type: string…

Restrict the dump to this shard (can be specified multiple times).


--split-files

Introduced in: v3.10.10

Type: boolean

Split a collection in multiple files to increase throughput.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

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--threads

Introduced in: v3.4.0

Type: uint32

The maximum number of collections/shards to process in parallel.

Default: dynamic (e.g. 8)


--tick-end

Deprecated in: v3.10.11

Type: uint64

Last tick to be included in data dump.


--tick-start

Deprecated in: v3.10.11

Type: uint64

Only include data after this tick.


--use-experimental-dump

Introduced in: v3.10.8

Type: boolean

Enable experimental dump behavior.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--use-splice-syscall

Introduced in: v3.9.4

Type: boolean

Use the splice() syscall for file copying (may not be supported on all filesystems).

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

Default: true

Available on Linux only.

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--version

Type: boolean

Print the version and other related information, then exit.

This is a command, no value needs to be specified. The process terminates after executing the command.


--version-json

Introduced in: v3.9.0

Type: boolean

Print the version and other related information in JSON format, then exit.

This is a command, no value needs to be specified. The process terminates after executing the command.


encryption

--encryption.key-generator

Enterprise Edition only

Type: string

A program providing the encryption key on stdout. If set, encryption at rest is enabled.

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--encryption.keyfile

Enterprise Edition only

Type: string

The path to the file that contains the encryption key. Must contain 32 bytes of data. If set, encryption at rest is enabled.

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log

--log.color

Type: boolean

Use colors for TTY logging.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

Default: dynamic (e.g. true)


--log.escape-control-chars

Introduced in: v3.9.0

Type: boolean

Escape control characters in log messages.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

Default: true

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--log.escape-unicode-chars

Introduced in: v3.9.0

Type: boolean

Escape Unicode characters in log messages.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

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--log.file

Type: string

shortcut for ‘--log.output file://

Default: -


--log.file-group

Introduced in: v3.4.5

Type: string

group to use for new log file, user must be a member of this group


--log.file-mode

Introduced in: v3.4.5

Type: string

mode to use for new log file, umask will be applied as well


--log.force-direct

Type: boolean

Do not start a separate thread for logging.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

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--log.foreground-tty

Type: boolean

Also log to TTY if backgrounded.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--log.hostname

Introduced in: v3.8.0

Type: string

The hostname to use in log message. Leave empty for none, use “auto” to automatically determine a hostname.

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--log.ids

Introduced in: v3.5.0

Type: boolean

Log unique message IDs.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

Default: true

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--log.level

Type: string…

Set the topic-specific log level, using --log.level level for the general topic or --log.level topic=level for the specified topic (can be specified multiple times). Available log levels: fatal, error, warning, info, debug, trace. Available log topics: all, agency, agencycomm, agencystore, aql, audit-authentication, audit-authorization, audit-collection, audit-database, audit-document, audit-hotbackup, audit-service, audit-view, authentication, authorization, backup, bench, cache, cluster, clustercomm, collector, communication, config, crash, development, dump, engines, flush, general, graphs, heartbeat, httpclient, ldap, license, maintenance, memory, mmap, performance, pregel, queries, rep-state, replication, replication2, requests, restore, rocksdb, security, ssl, startup, statistics, supervision, syscall, threads, trx, ttl, v8, validation, views.

Default: info

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--log.line-number

Type: boolean

Include the function name, file name, and line number of the source code that issues the log message. Format: [func@FileName.cpp:123]

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--log.max-entry-length

Introduced in: v3.7.9

Type: uint32

The maximum length of a log entry (in bytes).

Default: 134217728

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--log.max-queued-entries

Introduced in: v3.10.12

Type: uint32

Upper limit of log entries that are queued in a background thread.

Default: 10000

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--log.output

Type: string…

Log destination(s), e.g. file:///path/to/file (any occurrence of $PID is replaced with the process ID).

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--log.performance

Deprecated in: v3.5.0

Type: boolean

Shortcut for --log.level performance=trace.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--log.prefix

Type: string

Prefix log message with this string.

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--log.process

Introduced in: v3.8.0

Type: boolean

Show the process identifier (PID) in log messages.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

Default: true


--log.request-parameters

Type: boolean

include full URLs and HTTP request parameters in trace logs

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

Default: true


--log.role

Type: boolean

Log the server role.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

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--log.shorten-filenames

Type: boolean

shorten filenames in log output (use with --log.line-number)

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

Default: true


--log.structured-param

Introduced in: v3.10.0

Type: string…

Toggle the usage of the log category parameter in structured log messages.

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--log.thread

Type: boolean

Show the thread identifier in log messages.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--log.thread-name

Type: boolean

Show thread name in log messages.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--log.time-format

Introduced in: v3.5.0

Type: string

The time format to use in logs.

Default: utc-datestring

Possible values: “local-datestring”, “timestamp”, “timestamp-micros”, “timestamp-millis”, “uptime”, “uptime-micros”, “uptime-millis”, “utc-datestring”, “utc-datestring-micros”, “utc-datestring-millis”

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--log.use-json-format

Introduced in: v3.8.0

Type: boolean

Use JSON as output format for logging.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

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--log.use-local-time

Deprecated in: v3.5.0

Type: boolean

Use the local timezone instead of UTC.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

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--log.use-microtime

Deprecated in: v3.5.0

Type: boolean

Use Unix timestamps in seconds with microsecond precision.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.

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random

--random.generator

Type: uint32

The random number generator to use (1 = MERSENNE, 2 = RANDOM, 3 = URANDOM, 4 = COMBINED (not available on Windows), 5 = WinCrypt (Windows only).

Default: 1

Possible values: 1, 2, 3, 4

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server

--server.ask-jwt-secret

Type: boolean

If enabled, you are prompted for a JWT secret. This option is not compatible with --server.username and --server.password. If specified, it is used for all connections - even if a new connection to another server is created.

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--server.authentication

Type: boolean

Require authentication credentials when connecting (does not affect the server-side authentication settings).

This option can be specified without a value to enable it.


--server.connection-timeout

Type: double

The connection timeout (in seconds).

Default: 5


--server.database

Type: string

The database name to use when connecting.

Default: _system


--server.endpoint

Type: string…

The endpoint to connect to. Use ’none’ to start without a server. Use http+ssl:// as schema to connect to an SSL-secured server endpoint, otherwise http+tcp:// or unix://

Default: http+tcp://127.0.0.1:8529


--server.jwt-secret-keyfile

Type: string

If enabled, the JWT secret is loaded from the given file. This option is not compatible with --server.ask-jwt-secret, --server.username and --server.password. If specified, it is used for all connections - even if a new connection to another server is created.


--server.max-packet-size

Type: uint64

The maximum packet size (in bytes) for client/server communication.

Default: 1073741824


--server.password

Type: string

The password to use when connecting. If not specified and authentication is required, the user is prompted for a password


--server.request-timeout

Type: double

The request timeout (in seconds).

Default: 1200


--server.username

Type: string

The username to use when connecting.

Default: root


ssl

--ssl.protocol

Type: uint64

The SSL protocol (1 = SSLv2 (unsupported), 2 = SSLv2 or SSLv3 (negotiated), 3 = SSLv3, 4 = TLSv1, 5 = TLSv1.2, 6 = TLSv1.3, 9 = generic TLS (negotiated))

Default: 5

Possible values: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9