lvmdump — create lvm2 information dumps for diagnostic purposes
] [-d directory
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 -p, lvmpolld state if running
- if enabled with -s, system info and context
- if enabled with -u, udev info and context
- Advanced collection. WARNING: if lvm is already
hung, then this script may hang as well if -a is used.
- 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.
- Print help message
- 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
- 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.
- Include lvmpolld(8) daemon dump if it is running.
The dump contains all in-progress operation currently monitored by the
daemon and partial history for all yet uncollected results of polling
operations already finished including reason.
- Gather system info and context. Currently, this encompasses
info gathered by calling lsblk command and various systemd info and
context: 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.
- 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
- The LVM2 binary to use. Defaults to "lvm".
Sometimes you might need to set this to "/sbin/lvm.static", for
- The dmsetup binary to use. Defaults to