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.TH xfs_mdrestore 8
.SH NAME
xfs_mdrestore \- restores an XFS metadump image to a filesystem image
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B xfs_mdrestore
[
.B \-g
]
.I source
.I target
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B xfs_mdrestore
is a debugging tool that restores a metadata image generated by
.BR xfs_metadump (8)
to a filesystem. The
.I source
argument specifies the location of the metadump image and the
.I target
argument specifies the destination for the filsystem image.
If the
.I 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
.BR xfs_mdrestore .
The
.I target
can be either a file or a device.
.PP
.B xfs_mdrestore
should not be used to restore metadata onto an existing filesystem unless
you are completely certain the
.I target
can be destroyed.
.PP
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
.B \-g
Shows restore progress on stdout.
.SH DIAGNOSTICS
.B xfs_mdrestore
returns an exit code of 0 if all the metadata is succesfully restored or
1 if an error occurs.
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR xfs_metadump (8),
.BR xfs_repair (8),
.BR xfs_check (8),
.BR xfs (5)
.SH BUGS
Email bug reports to
.BR xfs@oss.sgi.com .