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VGSCAN

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)

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

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NAME

vgscan --- scan all disks for volume groups and rebuild caches

SYNOPSIS

vgscan [--commandprofile ProfileName] [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help] [--ignorelockingfailure] [--mknodes] [-P|--partial] [-v|--verbose]

DESCRIPTION

vgscan scans all SCSI, (E)IDE disks, multiple devices and a bunch of other disk devices in the system looking for LVM physical volumes and volume groups. Define a filter in (5) to restrict the scan to avoid a CD ROM, for example.

In LVM2, vgscans take place automatically; but you might still need to run one explicitly after changing hardware.

OPTIONS

See lvm?(8) for common options.

--mknodes
Also checks the LVM special files in /dev that are needed for active logical volumes and creates any missing ones and removes unused ones.:
--cache
Scan devices for LVM physical volumes and volume groups and instruct the lvmetad daemon to update its cached state accordingly.:

SEE ALSO

lvm?(8), vgcreate?(8), vgchange?(8)


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