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zvault-mount(1) -- Mount the repository, a backup or a subtree


zvault mount <PATH> <MOUNTPOINT>


This subcommand mounts a repository, backup or backup subtree specified by PATH on the location given by MOUNTPOINT making it accessible as a filesystem.

The repository, backup or backup subtree given by PATH must be in the format [repository][::backup_name[::subtree]] as described in zvault(1).

If PATH specifies a backup or backup subtree, the root of that backup or the respective subtree is mounted onto the given location. If PATH specifies a whole repository, all backups of that repository will be accessible in separate folders below the given mount point.

The provided file system is mounted read-only, i.e. it can only be used to inspect and restore backups but not to create new backups or modify exiting ones.

Please note that since the filesystem is mounted via fuse, restoring huge data this way is slower than using zvault-restore(1).


  • -h, --help:

    Prints help information

Copyright (C) 2017 Dennis Schwerdel This software is licensed under GPL-3 or newer (see LICENSE.md)