git‐annex‐migrate − switch data to different backend

git annex migrate [path ...]

Changes the specified annexed files to use the default
key−value backend (or the one specified with −−backend).
Only files whose content is currently available are

     Note that the content is also still available using the
old key after migration. Use git annex unused to find and
remove the old key.

     Normally, nothing will be done to files already using
the new backend.  However, if a backend changes the
information it uses to construct a key, this can also be
used to migrate files to use the new key format.

     When you have multiple repositories that each contain a
copy of a file, it’s best to run migrate in all of them.


     Specify the new key−value backend to use for migrated

     Force migration of keys that are already using the new

file matching options
     The git‐annex−matching−options(1) can be used to
     specify files to migrate.



Joey Hess <>