thin_restore (8) - Linux Man Pages

thin_restore: restore thin provisioning metadata file to device or file.


thin_restore - restore thin provisioning metadata file to device or file.


thin_restore [options] -i {xml file} -o {device|file}


thin_restore restores thin provisioning metadata created by the respective device-mapper target dumped into an XML formatted (see thin_dump(8)) file, which optionally can be preprocessed before the restore to another device or file. If restored to a metadata device, the metadata can be processed by the device-mapper target.

This tool cannot be run on live metadata.


-h, --help
Print help and exit.
-V, --version
Print version information and exit.
-q, --quiet
Suppress output messages, return only exit code.
-i, --input {xml file}
Input file containing XML metadata.
-o, --output {device|file}
Output file or device for restored binary metadata.

    If a file is used for output, then it must be preallocated, and large
    enough to hold the metadata.


Restores the XML formatted thin provisioning metadata on file metadata to logical volume /dev/vg/metadata for further processing by the respective device-mapper target:

    $ thin_restore -i metadata -o /dev/vg/metadata


thin_restore returns an exit code of 0 for success or 1 for error.


Joe Thornber <ejt [at]>, Heinz Mauelshagen <HeinzM [at]>