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Receive subvolumes from stdin/file.

BTRFS-RECEIVE(8)                           Btrfs Manual                          BTRFS-RECEIVE(8)


btrfs-receive - receive subvolumes from stdin/file.


btrfs receive [options] <mount>


Receives one or more subvolumes that were previously sent with btrfs send. The received subvolumes are stored into <mount>. btrfs receive will fail with the following case: 1. a receiving subvolume already exists. 2. a previously received subvolume was changed after it was received. 3. default subvolume is changed or you don’t mount btrfs filesystem with fs tree. After receiving a subvolume, it is immediately set to read only. Options -v Enable verbose debug output. Each occurrence of this option increases the verbose level more. -f <infile> By default, btrfs receive uses stdin to receive the subvolumes. Use this option to specify a file to use instead. -C|--chroot Confine the process to <mount> using chroot. -e Terminate after receiving an <end cmd> in the data stream. Without this option, the receiver terminates only if an error is recognized or on EOF. --max-errors <N> Terminate as soon as N errors happened while processing commands from the send stream. Default value is 1. A value of 0 means no limit. -m The root mount point of the destination fs. By default the mountpoint is searched in /proc/self/mounts. If you do not have /proc, eg. in a chroot environment, use this option to tell us where this filesystem is mounted.


btrfs receive returns a zero exit status if it succeeds. Non zero is returned in case of failure.


btrfs is part of btrfs-progs. Please refer to the btrfs wiki for further details.


mkfs.btrfs(8), btrfs-send(8)
Btrfs v4.4 06/15/2017 BTRFS-RECEIVE(8)
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btrfs-receive(8) referred by btrbk.conf(5) | btrfs(8) | btrfs-send(8)
refer to btrfs-send(8) | mkfs.btrfs(8)