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Section: Maintenance Commands (8)

Updated: LVM TOOLS (2) (2014-09-01)

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NAME

lvmdump --- create lvm2 information dumps for diagnostic purposes

SYNOPSIS

lvmdump [-a] [-c] [-d directory] [-h] [-l] [-m] [-s] [-u]

DESCRIPTION

lvmdump is a tool to dump various information concerning LVM2. By default, it creates a tarball suitable for submission along with a problem report.

The content of the tarball is as follows:

- dmsetup info

- table of currently running processes

- recent entries from /var/log/messages (containing system messages)

- complete lvm configuration and cache (content of /etc/lvm)

- list of device nodes present under /dev

- list of files present /sys/block

- list of files present /sys/devices/virtual/block

- if enabled with -m, metadata dump will be also included

- if enabled with -a, debug output of vgscan, pvscan and list of all available volume groups, physical volumes and logical volumes will be included

- if enabled with -c, cluster status info

- if enabled with -l, lvmetad state if running

- if enabled with -s, system info and context

- if enabled with -u, udev info and context

OPTIONS

-a
Advanced collection. WARNING: if lvm is already hung, then this script may hang as well if -a is used.:
-c
If clvmd is running, gather cluster data as well.:
-d directory
Dump into a directory instead of tarball By default, lvmdump will produce a single compressed tarball containing all the information. Using this option, it can be instructed to only produce the raw dump tree, rooted in directory.:
-h
Print help message:
-l
Include lvmetad?(8) daemon dump if it is running. The dump contains cached information that is currently stored in lvmetad: VG metadata, PV metadata and various mappings in between these metadata for quick access.:
-m
Gather LVM metadata from the PVs This option generates a 1:1 dump of the metadata area from all PVs visible to the system, which can cause the dump to increase in size considerably. However, the metadata dump may represent a valuable diagnostic resource.:
-s
Gather system info and context. Currently, this encompasses systemd info and context only: overall state of systemd units present in the system, more detailed status of units controlling LVM functionality and the content of systemd journal for current boot.:
-u
Gather udev info and context: /etc/udev/udev.conf file, udev daemon version (output of 'udevadm info --version' command), udev rules currently used in the system (content of /lib/udev/rules.d and /etc/udev/rules.d directory), list of files in /lib/udev directory and dump of current udev database content (the output of 'udevadm info --export-db' command).:

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

LVM_BINARY
The LVM2 binary to use. Defaults to "lvm". Sometimes you might need to set this to "/sbin/lvm.static", for example.:
DMSETUP_BINARY
The dmsetup binary to use. Defaults to "dmsetup".:

SEE ALSO

lvm?(8)


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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

SEE ALSO