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NAME

       thin_restore - restore thin provisioning metadata file to device or file.

SYNOPSIS

       thin_restore [options] -i {xml file} -o {device|file}

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       -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.

EXAMPLE

       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

DIAGNOSTICS

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

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

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