thin_repair(8) repair thin provisioning binary metadata from device/file to device/file


thin_repair [options] -i {device|file} -o {device|file}


thin_repair reads binary thin provisioning metadata created by the respective device-mapper target from one device or file , repairs it and writes it to another device or file. If written to a metadata device , the metadata can be processed by the device-mapper target.

This tool cannot be run on live metadata.

-i, --input {device|file}
Input file or device with binary metadata.

-o, --output {device|file}
Output file or device for repaired binary metadata.

-h, --help
Print help and exit.

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


Reads the binary thin provisioning metadata from file metadata , repairs it and writes it to logical volume /dev/vg/metadata for further processing by the respective device-mapper target:

thin_repair -i metadata -o /dev/vg/metadata


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


Joe Thornber <[email protected]>
Heinz Mauelshagen <[email protected]>