Every time you make a dump using CleverMaps Shell, a dump directory structure is created.
All dumped metadata objects are saved to the file system in a wrapper, which contains detailed metadata about the object itself.
In addition, dump metadata (or "metadata about the metadata") file is created. It is used to store useful information, like dump time, or the original project ID. It is also used to store the dump content and to track local file changes.
These directory structures and files are generated by Shell and should not be modified.
Dump directory structure is created either in:
the default directory you specified in the config file (recommended)
working directory, e.g. the directory you run Shell from
Let's assume that in this case, /var/local/projects is our default directory. The dump structure is following:
So, in practice:
If we list the contents of this dump directory, we see data and metadata directories, and the dumpMetadata.json file (described below).