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

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

NAME
       vgmknodes - create volume group directory and special files

SYNOPSIS
       vgmknodes [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose] [VolumeGroupPath | VolumeGroupName...]

DESCRIPTION
       vgmknodes  creates  the	volume	group  directory and special files for an existing volume
       group. This is to restore deleted special files.  Owner, group and file	permissions  will
       not be restored.

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

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

       -v, --verbose
	      Gives verbose information about vgmknode's activities.

Examples
       "vgmknodes  /dev/vg02"  tries to remove /dev/vg02 and all contained special files and then
       creates them again based on the VGDA.

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

       1  invalid volume group name
       2  error checking existence of volume group
       3  error removing volume group device special files
       4  error creating volume group device special files

       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), vgcreate(8)

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

Heinz Mauelshagen			    LVM TOOLS				     VGMKNODES(8)


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