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NAME

       evms_metadata_backup - Backup the metadata used to create EVMS objects,
       containers, and volumes.

SYNOPSIS

       evms_metadata_backup [options] [directory]

       options:
         [-d debug_level, --debug-level debug_level]
           debug_level = [0-9] |
                       [critical | serious | error | warning | default |
                        details | entry_exit | debug | extra | everything]
         [-l log_file_name, --log-file log_file_name]
         [-n node_name, --node-name node_name]
         [-q, --quiet] quiet mode
         [-v, --verbose] verbose mode
         [-h | -? | --help] display this help

       directory:
         Directory in which to save the metadata backup file

DESCRIPTION

       Use the evms_metadata_backup utility to save a copy of all the metadata
       that  are  used to build the segments (partitions), regions, containers
       (groups), and volumes in the system.  The metadata are saved in a  file
       named  "evms-metadata-yyyy-mm-dd-hh.mm.ss", where "yyyy-mm-dd-hh.mm.ss"
       is the time of the backup.

OPTIONS

       The following options can be used with evms_metadata_backup:

       -d, --debug-level debug_level
              Specify the amount of information that should be written to  the
              log  file.   A numerical value between 0 and 9 can be specified,
              where a larger number generates more logging  information.   The
              following text values are also allowed:

              critical
              serious
              error
              warning
              default
              details
              entry_exit
              debug
              extra
              everything

              "Critical"  generates  the  least  information  and "everything"
              generates the most information.   The  default  debug  level  is
              "default" or "5."

       -l, --log-file log_file_name
              Specify  the  location  of  the  log  file. The default value is
              /var/log/evms-engine.log.

       -n, --node-name node_name
              Specify the node in the cluster on which the  backup  should  be
              performed.  The default value is the local node.  If EVMS is not
              running in a cluster, this option is ignored.

       -q, --quiet
              Display only error messages.

       -v, --verbose
              Display verbose status information about  the  progress  of  the
              backup.

       -h, -?, --help
              Display    a    summary    of    the   options   available   for
              evms_metadata_backup.

PARAMETERS

       directory
              Save the metadata backup file in this  directory.   The  default
              directory  is  /var/evms/metadata-backups/.   The  directory can
              also be set  with  the  "metadata_backup_dir"  variable  in  the
              "engine" section of /etc/evms.conf.

SEE ALSO

       evms_metadata_restore(8), evms(8), http://evms.sourceforge.net/

AUTHOR

       Steve Dobbelstein