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NAME

       btrfs-restore - try to restore files from a damaged btrfs filesystem image

SYNOPSIS

       btrfs restore [options] <device> <path> | -l <device>

DESCRIPTION

       btrfs restore is used to try to salvage files from a damaged filesystem and restore them
       into <path> or just list the subvolume tree roots. The filesystem image is not modified.

       If the filesystem is damaged and cannot be repaired by the other tools (btrfs-check(8) or
       btrfs-rescue(8)), btrfs restore could be used to retrieve file data, as far as the
       metadata are readable. The checks done by restore are less strict and the process is
       usually able to get far enough to retrieve data from the whole filesystem. This comes at a
       cost that some data might be incomplete or from older versions if they’re available.

       There are several options to attempt restoration of various file metadata type. You can
       try a dry run first to see how well the process goes and use further options to extend the
       set of restored metadata.

       For images with damaged tree structures, there are several options to point the process to
       some spare copy.

           Note
           It is recommended to read the following btrfs wiki page if your data is not salvaged
           with default option: https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Restore

OPTIONS

       -s|--snapshots
           get also snapshots that are skipped by default

       -x|--xattr
           get extended attributes

       -m|--metadata
           restore owner, mode and times for files and directories

       -S|--symlinks
           restore symbolic links as well as normal files

       -v|--verbose
           be verbose and print what is being restored

       -i|--ignore-errors
           ignore errors during restoration and continue

       -o|--overwrite
           overwrite directories/files in <path>, eg. for repeated runs

       -t <bytenr>
           use <bytenr> to read the root tree

       -f <bytenr>
           only restore files that are under specified subvolume root pointed by <bytenr>

       -u|--super <mirror>
           use given superblock mirror identified by <mirror>, it can be 0,1 or 2

       -r|--root <rootid>
           only restore files that are under a specified subvolume whose objectid is <rootid>

       -d
           find directory

       -l|--list-roots
           list subvolume tree roots, can be used as argument for -r

       -D|--dry-run
           dry run (only list files that would be recovered)

       --path-regex <regex>
           restore only filenames matching a regular expression (regex(7)) with a mandatory
           format

           ^/(|home(|/username(|/Desktop(|/.*))))$

           The format is not very comfortable and restores all files in the directories in the
           whole path, so this is not useful for restoring single file in a deep hierarchy.

       -c
           ignore case (--path-regex only)

EXIT STATUS

       btrfs restore returns a zero exit status if it succeeds. Non zero is returned in case of
       failure.

AVAILABILITY

       btrfs is part of btrfs-progs. Please refer to the btrfs wiki http://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org
       for further details.

SEE ALSO

       mkfs.btrfs(8), btrfs-rescue(8), btrfs-check(8)