xfs_mdrestore (8) - Linux Manuals

xfs_mdrestore: restores an XFS metadump image to a filesystem image


xfs_mdrestore - restores an XFS metadump image to a filesystem image


xfs_mdrestore [ -g ] source target
xfs_mdrestore -V


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 device.

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


Shows restore progress on stdout.
Prints the version number and exits.


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


Email bug reports to linux-xfs [at] vger.kernel.org.


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