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

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.

thin_dump(8), thin_check(8), thin_repair(8), thin_rmap(8), thin_metadata_size(8)

Joe Thornber <ejt@redhat.com>, Heinz Mauelshagen <HeinzM@RedHat.com>
Device Mapper Tools System Manager's Manual