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vgexport(8) [redhat man page]

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

NAME
vgexport - make volume groups unknown to the system SYNOPSIS
vgexport [-a|--all] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose] [--version] [VolumeGroupName...] DESCRIPTION
vgexport allows you to make the inactive VolumeGroupName unknown to the system. You can then move all of the physical volumes in that vol- ume group to a different system for later vgimport(8). An exported volume group is not detected by vgscan(8), but pvscan(8) will show which physical volumes belong to the exported volume group. OPTIONS -a, --all Exports all inactive volume groups. -d, --debug Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG). -h, --help Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully. -v, --verbose Display verbose runtime information about vgexport's activities. --version Display tool and IOP version and exit successfully. DIAGNOSTICS
vgexport returns an exit code of 0 for success and > 0 for error: 1 no volume groups found at all 2 no volume group name on command line 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), vgimport(8) AUTHOR
Heinz Mauelshagen <Linux-LVM@Sistina.com> Heinz Mauelshagen LVM TOOLS VGEXPORT(8)

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

NAME
vgscan - scan all disks for volume groups and build /etc/lvmtab and /etc/lvmtab.d/* which are the database for all other lvm commands. SYNOPSIS
vgscan [-d|--debug] [-f|--forcenumbers] [-h|--help] [-r|--remove_snapshots [VolumeGroupName]] [-v|--verbose] DESCRIPTION
vgscan scans all SCSI, (E)IDE disks, multiple devices and a bunch of other disk devives in the system for volume groups defined. OPTIONS -d, --debug Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG). -f, --forcenumbers If used volume group and/or logical volume minor numbers are found during scan, replace them. This will potentially cause problems for NFS exported filesystems on logical volumes with changed numbers. -h, --help Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully. -r, --remove_snapshots [VolumeGroupName] Remove all snapshot logical volumes from all or just the named volume group. -v, --verbose Display verbose information of vgscan's activities. Hint Put vgscan in one of your system startup scripts. This gives you an actual logical volume manager database before activating all volume groups by doing a "vgchange -ay". DIAGNOSTICS
vgscan returns an exit code of 0 for success and > 0 for error: 1 error reading physical volumes 2 error inserting vokume group name into lvmtab 3 no volume group(s) found 4 error creating lvmtab 5 no or not enough free device specials to store volume group in lvmtab 6 error storing VGDA on disk(s) 7 reused LV device number 8 error releasing snapshot logical volume 95 driver/module not in kernel 96 invalid I/O protocol version 97 error locking logical volume manager 99 invalid command line See also lvm(8), vgcreate(8), vgchange(8) AUTHOR
Heinz Mauelshagen <Linux-LVM@Sistina.com> Heinz Mauelshagen LVM TOOLS VGSCAN(8)

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