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vgreduce(8) [bsd man page]

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

NAME
       vgreduce - reduce a volume group

SYNOPSIS
       vgreduce  [-a|--all] [-A|--autobackup y|n] [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help] [--removemissing] [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] VolumeGroupName [Physi-
       calVolumePath...]

DESCRIPTION
       vgreduce allows you to remove one or more unused physical volumes from a volume group.

OPTIONS
       See lvm for common options.

       -a, --all
	      Removes all empty physical volumes if none are given on command line.

       --removemissing
	      Removes all missing physical volumes from the volume group, if there are no logical volumes allocated on those. This resumes  normal
	      operation of the volume group (new logical volumes may again be created, changed and so on).

	      If this is not possible (there are logical volumes referencing the missing physical volumes) and you cannot or do not want to remove
	      them manually, you can run this option with --force to have vgreduce remove any partial LVs.

	      Any logical volumes and dependent snapshots that were partly on the missing disks get removed completely. This includes those  parts
	      that lie on disks that are still present.

	      If your logical volumes spanned several disks including the ones that are lost, you might want to try to salvage data first by acti-
	      vating your logical volumes with --partial as described in lvm (8).

SEE ALSO
       lvm(8), vgextend(8)

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

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

NAME
vgreduce - reduce a volume group SYNOPSIS
vgreduce [-a|--all] [-A|--autobackup y|n] [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help] [--removemissing] [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] VolumeGroupName [Physi- calVolumePath...] DESCRIPTION
vgreduce allows you to remove one or more unused physical volumes from a volume group. OPTIONS
See lvm for common options. -a, --all Removes all empty physical volumes if none are given on command line. --removemissing Removes all missing physical volumes from the volume group, if there are no logical volumes allocated on those. This resumes normal operation of the volume group (new logical volumes may again be created, changed and so on). If this is not possible (there are logical volumes referencing the missing physical volumes) and you cannot or do not want to remove them manually, you can run this option with --force to have vgreduce remove any partial LVs. Any logical volumes and dependent snapshots that were partly on the missing disks get removed completely. This includes those parts that lie on disks that are still present. If your logical volumes spanned several disks including the ones that are lost, you might want to try to salvage data first by acti- vating your logical volumes with --partial as described in lvm (8). SEE ALSO
lvm(8), vgextend(8) Sistina Software UK LVM TOOLS 2.02.95(2) (2012-03-06) VGREDUCE(8)

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