xfs_mdrestore(8) — Linux manual page


xfs_mdrestore(8)           System Manager's Manual          xfs_mdrestore(8)

NAME         top

       xfs_mdrestore - restores an XFS metadump image to a filesystem image

SYNOPSIS         top

       xfs_mdrestore [ -gi ] source target
       xfs_mdrestore -i source
       xfs_mdrestore -V

DESCRIPTION         top

       xfs_mdrestore is a debugging tool that restores a metadata image
       generated by xfs_metadump(8) to a filesystem. The source argument
       specifies the location of the metadump image and the target argument
       specifies the destination for the filesystem image.  If the source is
       -, then the metadata image is read from stdin. This allows the output
       of be another program such as a compression application to be
       redirected to xfs_mdrestore.  The target can be either a file or a

       xfs_mdrestore should not be used to restore metadata onto an existing
       filesystem unless you are completely certain the target can be

OPTIONS         top

       -g     Shows restore progress on stdout.

       -i     Shows metadump information on stdout.  If no target is
              specified, exits after displaying information.  Older
              metadumps man not include any descriptive information.

       -V     Prints the version number and exits.

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       xfs_mdrestore returns an exit code of 0 if all the metadata is
       successfully restored or 1 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO         top

       xfs_metadump(8), xfs_repair(8), xfs(5)

BUGS         top

       Email bug reports to linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org.

COLOPHON         top

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