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

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] [VolumeGroup-
       Name...]

DESCRIPTION
       vgexport allows you to make the inactive VolumeGroupName unknown to the system.	 You  can
       then move all of the physical volumes in that volume 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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