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NAME

       thin_metadata_size - thin provisioning metadata device/file size calculator.

SYNOPSIS

       thin_metadata_size [options]

DESCRIPTION

       thin_metadata_size  calculates  the  size  of  the thin provisioning metadata based on the
       block size of the thin provisioned devices, the size of the thin provisioning pool and the
       maximum  number  of  all thin provisioned devices and snapshots. Because thin provisioning
       pools are holding widely variable contents,  this  tool  is  needed  to  provide  sensible
       initial default size.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              Print help and exit.

       -V, --version
              Print version information and exit.

       -b, --block-size {BLOCKSIZE[bskKmMgGtTpPeEzZyY]}
              Set block size.

           Block size of thin provisioned devices in units of bytes, sectors,
           kibibytes, kilobytes, ... respectively. Default is in sectors without a
           block size unit specifier. Size/number option arguments can be followed by
           unit specifiers in short one character and long form (eg. -b1m or
           -b1mebibytes).

       -s, --pool-size {POOLSIZE[bskKmMgGtTpPeEzZyY]}
              Set pool size.

           Thin provisioning pool size in units of bytes, sectors, kibibytes,
           kilobytes, ... respectively. Default is in sectors without a pool size
           unit specifier.

       -m, --max-thins {count[bskKmMgGtTpPeEzZyY]}
              Set max thins.

           Maximum sum of all thin provisioned devices and snapshots. Unit identifier
           supported to allow for convenient entry of large quantities, eg. 1000000 =
           1M. Default is absolute quantity without a number unit specifier.

       -u, --unit {bskKmMgGtTpPeEzZyY}

           Output unit specifier in units of bytes, sectors, kibibytes, kilobytes, ...
           respectively. Default is in sectors without an output unit specifier.

       -n, --numeric-only {short|long}
              Limit output to just the size number.

EXAMPLES

       Calculates  the  thin  provisioning metadata device size for block size 64 kibibytes, pool
       size 1 tebibytes and maximum number of thin provisioned devices and snapshots of  1000  in
       units of sectors with long output:

           $ thin_metadata_size -b64k -s1t -m1000

       Or  (using  the  long options instead) for block size 1 gibibyte, pool size 1 petabyte and
       maximum number of thin provisioned devices and snapshots of 1  million  with  numeric-only
       output in units of gigabytes:

           $ thin_metadata_size --block-size=1g --pool-size=1P --max-thins=1M --unit=G --numeric-only

       Same as before (1g, 1P, 1M, numeric-only) but with unit specifier character appended:

           $ thin_metadata_size --block-size=1gibi --pool-size=1petabytes --max-thins=1mega --unit=G --numeric-only=short

       Or with unit specifier string appended:

           $ thin_metadata_size --block-size=1gibi --pool-size=1petabytes --max-thins=1mega --unit=G -nlong

DIAGNOSTICS

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

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

       Joe Thornber <ejt@redhat.com>, Heinz Mauelshagen <HeinzM@RedHat.com>