cache_repair man page

cache_repair ā€” repair cache binary metadata from device/file to device/file.

Synopsis

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

Description

cache_repair reads binary cache 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.

Options

-h, --help

Print help and exit.

-V, --version

Print version information and exit.

-i, --input {device|file}

Input file or device containing binary metadata.

-o, --output {device|file}

Output file or device for repaired binary metadata.

    If a file is then it must be preallocated, and large enough to hold the
    metadata.

Example

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

    $ cache_repair -i metadata -o /dev/vg/metadata

Diagnostics

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

See Also

cache_dump(8), cache_check(8), cache_restore(8)

Author

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

Referenced By

cache_check(8), cache_dump(8), cache_metadata_size(8), cache_restore(8), cache_writeback(8), lvconvert(8).

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