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vgimport(8) [redhat man page]

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

NAME
vgimport - make volume groups known to the system SYNOPSIS
vgimport [-d|--debug] [-f|--force] [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose] VolumeGroupName PhysicalVolumePath [PhysicalVolumePath...] DESCRIPTION
vgimport allows you to make a volume group known to the system which has previously been exported (see vgexport(8) ) on this or another system. OPTIONS -d, --debug Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG). -f, --force Force import of volume group even though it is not flagged exported. This option allows the importing of volume groups from broken systems. -h, --help Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully. -v, --verbose Display verbose runtime information about vgimport's activities. Examples "vgimport myvg /dev/sd[b-h]5" tries to make new volume group "myvg" known to the system. The previously exported volume group (see vgex- port(8) ) resides on disk partitions "/dev/sdb5" to "/dev/sdh5". DIAGNOSTICS
vgimport returns an exit code of 0 for success and > 0 for error: 1 no volume group name on command line 2 invalid volume group name 3 no physical volume(s) on command line 4 volume group already exists 5 physical volume occurs mutiple times on command line 6 invalid physical volume name 7 error reading physical volume 8 physical volume is not exported 9 error reallocating memory 10 error allocating memory 11 no valid physical volumes found 12 physical volume belongs to a different exported volume group 13 wrong number of physical volumes 14 error reading VGDA from disk(s) 15 VGDA is inconsistent 16 invalid logical volume count 17 error getting a free volume group number 18 error writing VGDA to physical volumes 19 error creating VGDA in kernel 20 error inserting volume group into lvmtab 21 error doing backup of VGDA to disk 22 error storing VGDA in lvmtab 23 not enough free logical volume manager block specials available 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 Example "vgimport this_import /dev/sdk3 /dev/sdj4" tries to import a volume group contained on both partitions. The volume group this_import may not already exit. You have to specify all physical volumes belonging to the exported volume group. See also lvm(8), lvcreate(8) AUTHOR
Heinz Mauelshagen <Linux-LVM@Sistina.com> Heinz Mauelshagen LVM TOOLS VGIMPORT(8)

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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 VGConfPath] [-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 Phys- icalVolumePath. 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 con- tained 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 corre- sponding 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/lvmconf/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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