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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for vgcfgrestore (redhat section 8)

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

NAME
       vgcfgrestore - restore volume group descriptor area

SYNOPSIS
       vgcfgrestore  [-b|--backup_number VolumeGroupBackupNumber] [-d|--debug] [-f|--file VGConf-
       Path] [-l[l]|--list [--list]] [-h|--help] [-i|--ignore_size]  [-n|--name  VolumeGroupName]
       [-o|--oldpath OldPhysicalVolumePath] [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] [PhysicalVolumePath]

DESCRIPTION
       vgcfgrestore  allows  you to restore the volume group descriptor area from backup files in
       /etc/lvmconf or from VGConfPath to the given PhysicalVolumePath.  The default backup  file
       is  /etc/lvmconf/VolumeGroupName.conf.	This  command  DOES NOT restore data contained in
       logical volume(s), only the LVM configuration metadata!

   OPTIONS
       -b, --backup_numberVolumeGroupBackupNumber
	      Restore from the specified backup number. Use together with option -n  which  gives
	      the name of the volume group. See examples below.

       -d, --debug
	      Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG).

       -f, --file VGConfPath
	      Restore  from  the  specified path. Useful for selection of specific backups in the
	      backup history or for copies of VGDA backups.

       -i, --ignore_size
	      Restore though the size of the physical volume doesn't match the one in the backup.

       -l, --list
	      Display volume group information contained in the backup file.  If given twice, the
	      physical and logical volume information contained in the backup file is also shown.

       -h, --help
	      Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully.

       -n, --name VolumeGroupName
	      Do a restore for this volume group name.

       -o, --oldpath OldPhysicalVolumePath
	      If  the  path  to  the  physical volume has changed between backup time and restore
	      time, this option enables you to choose the corresponding physical volume  path  in
	      the backup file.

       -t, --test
	      Do a test run reading the volume group backup WITHOUT trying to restore it

       -v, --verbose
	      Give verbose runtime information about vgcfgrestore's activities.

       --version
	      Output the version number and exit successfully.

Examples
       To  display  information  like  with  "vgdisplay vg00" stored in the backup file /etc/lvm-
       conf/vg00.conf:

	    vgcfgrestore -n vg00 -l

       To restore the VGDA of vg00 from the alternative backup	file  /tmp/vg00-old  to  physical
       volume /dev/sdn1:

	    vgcfgrestore -f /tmp/vg00-old -n vg00 /dev/sdn1

       To restore the VGDA of vg00 from the alternative backup file
       /etc/lvmconf/vg00.conf.5.old
       to physical volume
       /dev/sda5 :

	    vgcfgrestore -n vg00 -b 5 /dev/sda5

DIAGNOSTICS
       vgcfgrestore returns an exit code of 0 for success and > 0 for error:

       1  no physical volume on command line
       2  invalid physical volume name
       3  volume group is active
       4  error doing restore to physical volume
       5  backup is invalid for this volume group
       6  volume group is inconsistent
       7  physical volume doesn't belong to volume group backup
       8  error reading physical volume
       9  error getting size of physical volume
       10 error writing VGDA to physical volume(s)
       11 error removing special files of volume group
       12 error setting volume group into lvmtab
       13 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), vgcfgbackup(8), vgcreate(8)

AUTHOR
       Heinz Mauelshagen <Linux-LVM@Sistina.com>

Heinz Mauelshagen			    LVM TOOLS				  VGCFGRESTORE(8)


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