BTRFS-IMAGE(8) Btrfs Manual BTRFS-IMAGE(8)
btrfs-image - create/restore an image of the filesystem
btrfs-image is used to create an image of a btrfs filesystem. All data will be zeroed, but
metadata and the like is preserved. Mainly used for debugging purposes.
In the dump mode, source is the btrfs device/file and target is the output file (use - for
In the restore mode (option -r), source is the dumped image and target is the btrfs
Restore metadump image. By default, this fixes super’s chunk tree, by using 1 stripe
pointing to primary device, so that file system can be restored by running tree log
reply if possible. To restore without changing number of stripes in chunk tree check
Compression level (0 ~ 9).
Number of threads (1 ~ 32) to be used to process the image dump or restore.
Use the old restore method, this does not fixup the chunk tree so the restored file
system will not be able to be mounted.
Sanitize the file names when generating the image. One -s means just generate random
garbage, which means that the directory indexes won’t match up since the hashes won’t
match with the garbage filenames. Using -ss will calculate a collision for the
filename so that the hashes match, and if it can’t calculate a collision then it will
just generate garbage. The collision calculator is very time and CPU intensive so only
use it if you are having problems with your file system tree and need to have it
Walk all the trees manually and copy any blocks that are referenced. Use this option
if your extent tree is corrupted to make sure that all of the metadata is captured.
Restore for multiple devices, more than 1 device should be provided.
btrfs-image will return 0 if no error happened. If any problems happened, 1 will be
Btrfs v4.4 01/19/2016 BTRFS-IMAGE(8)
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