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Orion/Server API/Transfer API

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Under Construction: This API is not yet implemented

The transfer API is used for batch import and export of directory trees to/from an Orion workspace.


  • POST request, returns a URI for resumable upload (uploading in chunks will allow for progress reporting). Request indicates whether we are uploading a file that should be stored directly in the workspace, or whether it is an archive that will need to be extracted into the workspace on the server.
  • POST Response Location indicates upload URL
  • Series of PUT requests to upload URL, using Content-Range header
  • Responses indicate what total range server already knows
  • Once server has all the bytes the file is stored or extracted into the workspace


  • GET request /xfer/export/<filename.zip>
  • Request body contains:
    • Array of files/directories to export - depth infinity is assumed, children should be listed independently if depth infinity is not desired
    • Content type of response (zip, tar, etc)