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LVREMOVE(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       LVREMOVE(8)

NAME
       lvremove - remove a logical volume

SYNOPSIS
       lvremove  [-A|--autobackup  {y|n}]  [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] [--version] [-f|--force] [--noudevsync] LogicalVol-
       ume{Name|Path} [LogicalVolume{Name|Path}...]

DESCRIPTION
       lvremove removes one or more logical volumes.  Confirmation will be requested before  deactivating  any	active	logical  volume  prior	to
       removal.   Logical  volumes  cannot be deactivated or removed while they are open (e.g. if they contain a mounted filesystem).  Removing an
       origin logical volume will also remove all dependent snapshots.

       If the logical volume is clustered then it must be deactivated on all nodes in the cluster before it can be removed. A single lvchange com-
       mand issued from one node can do this.

OPTIONS
       See lvm(8) for common options.

       -f, --force
	      Remove active logical volumes without confirmation.

       --noudevsync
	      Disable  udev  synchronisation. The process will not wait for notification from udev.  It will continue irrespective of any possible
	      udev processing in the background.  You should only use this if udev is not running or has rules that ignore the devices	LVM2  cre-
	      ates.

EXAMPLES
       Remove the active logical volume lvol1 in volume group vg00 without asking for confirmation:

       lvremove -f vg00/lvol1

       Remove all logical volumes in volume group vg00:

       lvremove vg00

SEE ALSO
       lvcreate(8), lvdisplay(8), lvchange(8), lvm(8), lvs(8), lvscan(8), vgremove(8)

Sistina Software UK					 LVM TOOLS 2.02.95(2) (2012-03-06)					       LVREMOVE(8)

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LVREMOVE(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       LVREMOVE(8)

NAME
lvremove - remove a logical volume SYNOPSIS
lvremove [-A|--autobackup {y|n}] [-d|--debug] [-f|--force] [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose] LogicalVolumePath [LogicalVolumePath...] DESCRIPTION
lvremove allows you to remove one or more inactive logical volumes. OPTIONS -A, --autobackup y/n Controls automatic backup of VG metadata after the change ( see vgcfgbackup(8) ). Default is yes. -d, --debug Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG). -f, --force Force remove without confirmation. -h, --help Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully. -v, --verbose Gives verbose runtime information about lvremove's activities. Example "lvremove -f /dev/vg00/lvol1" removes that inactive logical volume unconditionally. DIAGNOSTICS
lvremove returns an exit code of 0 for success and > 0 for error: 1 no logical volume name on command line 2 invalid logical volume name 3 error checking existence of volume group 4 inactive volume group 5 error getting VGDA from kernel 6 error getting status of logical volume from kernel 7 open logical volume cannot be removed 8 error reading VGDA 9 error removing logical volume from VGDA 10 error removing logical volume from kernel 11 error writing VGDA to physical volume(s) 95 driver/module not in kernel 96 invalid I/O protocol version 97 error locking logical volume manager 98 invalid lvmtab (run vgscan(8)) 99 invalid command line ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
LVM_AUTOBACKUP If this variable is set to "no" then the automatic backup of VG metadata is turned off. LVM_VG_MAX_BACKUPS This variable determines the backup history depth of kept VGDA copy files in /etc/lvmconf. It can be set to a positive number between 0 and 999. The higher this number is, the more changes you can restore using vgcfgrestore(8). LVM_VG_NAME The default Volume Group Name to use. Setting this variable enables you to enter just the Logical Volume Name rather than its com- plete path. See also lvm(8), lvcreate(8), lvdisplay(8), lvscan(8) AUTHOR
Heinz Mauelshagen <Linux-LVM@Sistina.com> Heinz Mauelshagen LVM TOOLS LVREMOVE(8)

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