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

       vgcfgbackup - backup volume group descriptor area

       vgcfgbackup [-d|--debug] [-f|--file filename] [-h|--help] [--ignorelockingfailure] [-P|--partial] [-v|--verbose] [VolumeGroupName...]

       vgcfgbackup  allows you to backup the metadata of your volume groups.  If you don't name any volume groups on the command line, all of them
       will be backed up.

       In a default installation, each volume group gets backed up into a separate file bearing the name of the  volume  group	in  the  directory
       /etc/lvm/backup.   You can write the backup to an alternative file using -f.  In this case if you are backing up more than one volume group
       the filename is treated as a template, and %s gets replaced by the volume group name.

       NB. This DOESN'T backup user/system data in logical volume(s)!  Backup /etc/lvm regularly too.

       See lvm for common options.

       lvm(8), vgcfgrestore(8)

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

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

vgcfgbackup - backup volume group descriptor area SYNOPSIS
vgcfgbackup [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose] [VolumeGroupName...] DESCRIPTION
vgcfgbackup allows you to backup the metadata or Volume Group Descriptor Area (VGDA) of one to all volume groups to files in /etc/lvmconf. If you don't give any volume groups in the command line, all of them will be backed up. This DOESN'T backup user/system data in logical volume(s)! To restore volume group descriptor area backups see the vgcfgrestore(8) tool. A 10 step history is backed up in /etc/lvm- conf/VolumeGroupName.conf and /etc/lvmconf/VolumeGroupName.conf.[1-9].old. This enables you to restore your volume group configuration up to 10 steps back in the backup history. OPTIONS -d, --debug Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG). -h, --help Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully. -v, --verbose Gives verbose runtime information about vgcfgbackup's activities. DIAGNOSTICS
vgcfgbackup returns an exit code of 0 for success and > 0 for error: 1 error doing backup 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 SEE ALSO
lvm(8), vgcfgrestore(8), vgcreate(8) AUTHOR
Heinz Mauelshagen <> Heinz Mauelshagen LVM TOOLS VGCFGBACKUP(8)
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