restores an XFS metadump image to a filesystem image


xfs_mdrestore [ -gi ] source target
xfs_mdrestore -i source
xfs_mdrestore -V


xfs_mdrestore is a debugging tool that restores a metadata image generated by xfs_metadump(8) to a filesystem. The source argument specifies the location of the metadump image and the target argument specifies the destination for the filesystem image. If the source is -, then the metadata image is read from stdin. This allows the output of be another program such as a compression application to be redirected to xfs_mdrestore. The target can be either a file or a device.

xfs_mdrestore should not be used to restore metadata onto an existing filesystem unless you are completely certain the target can be destroyed.


-g Shows restore progress on stdout.

-i Shows metadump information on stdout. If no target is specified, exits after displaying information. Older metadumps man not include any descriptive information.

-V Prints the version number and exits.


xfs_mdrestore returns an exit code of 0 if all the metadata is successfully restored or 1 if an error occurs.


Email bug reports to linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org.


xfs_metadump(8), xfs_repair(8), xfs(5)

Copied to clipboard
free 100$ digital ocean credit