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

NAME

vgremove - Remove volume group(s)

SYNOPSIS

vgremove position_args
 

[ option_args ]
 

DESCRIPTION

vgremove removes one or more VGs. If LVs exist in the VG, a prompt is used to confirm LV removal.
 
If one or more PVs in the VG are lost, consider vgreduce --removemissing to make the VG metadata consistent again.
 
Repeat the force option ( -ff) to forcibly remove LVs in the VG without confirmation.

USAGE

vgremove VG|Tag|Select ...
 
[ -f|--force ]
 
[ -S|--select String ]
 
[ --noudevsync ]
 
[ --reportformat basic|json ]
 
[ COMMON_OPTIONS ]
 
 
Common options for lvm:
[ -d|--debug ]
 
[ -h|--help ]
 
[ -q|--quiet ]
 
[ -t|--test ]
 
[ -v|--verbose ]
 
[ -y|--yes ]
 
[ --commandprofile String ]
 
[ --config String ]
 
[ --driverloaded y|n ]
 
[ --longhelp ]
 
[ --profile String ]
 
[ --version ]

OPTIONS

--commandprofile String
 
The command profile to use for command configuration. See lvm.conf(5) for more information about profiles.
--config String
 
Config settings for the command. These override lvm.conf settings. The String arg uses the same format as lvm.conf, or may use section/field syntax. See lvm.conf(5) for more information about config.
-d|--debug ...
 
Set debug level. Repeat from 1 to 6 times to increase the detail of messages sent to the log file and/or syslog (if configured).
--driverloaded y|n
 
If set to no, the command will not attempt to use device-mapper. For testing and debugging.
-f|--force ...
 
Override various checks, confirmations and protections. Use with extreme caution.
-h|--help
 
Display help text.
--longhelp
 
Display long help text.
--noudevsync
 
Disables udev synchronisation. The process will not wait for notification from udev. It will continue irrespective of any possible udev processing in the background. Only use this if udev is not running or has rules that ignore the devices LVM creates.
--profile String
 
An alias for --commandprofile or --metadataprofile, depending on the command.
-q|--quiet ...
 
Suppress output and log messages. Overrides --debug and --verbose. Repeat once to also suppress any prompts with answer 'no'.
--reportformat basic|json
 
Overrides current output format for reports which is defined globally by the report/output_format setting in lvm.conf. basic is the original format with columns and rows. If there is more than one report per command, each report is prefixed with the report name for identification. json produces report output in JSON format. See lvmreport(7) for more information.
-S|--select String
 
Select objects for processing and reporting based on specified criteria. The criteria syntax is described by --select help and lvmreport(7). For reporting commands, one row is displayed for each object matching the criteria. See --options help for selectable object fields. Rows can be displayed with an additional "selected" field (-o selected) showing 1 if the row matches the selection and 0 otherwise. For non-reporting commands which process LVM entities, the selection is used to choose items to process.
-t|--test
 
Run in test mode. Commands will not update metadata. This is implemented by disabling all metadata writing but nevertheless returning success to the calling function. This may lead to unusual error messages in multi-stage operations if a tool relies on reading back metadata it believes has changed but hasn't.
-v|--verbose ...
 
Set verbose level. Repeat from 1 to 4 times to increase the detail of messages sent to stdout and stderr.
--version
 
Display version information.
-y|--yes
 
Do not prompt for confirmation interactively but always assume the answer yes. Use with extreme caution. (For automatic no, see -qq.)

VARIABLES

VG
 
Volume Group name. See lvm(8) for valid names.
Tag
 
Tag name. See lvm(8) for information about tag names and using tags in place of a VG, LV or PV.
Select
 
Select indicates that a required positional parameter can be omitted if the --select option is used. No arg appears in this position.
String
 
See the option description for information about the string content.
Size[UNIT]
 
Size is an input number that accepts an optional unit. Input units are always treated as base two values, regardless of capitalization, e.g. 'k' and 'K' both refer to 1024. The default input unit is specified by letter, followed by |UNIT. UNIT represents other possible input units: bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE. b|B is bytes, s|S is sectors of 512 bytes, k|K is kilobytes, m|M is megabytes, g|G is gigabytes, t|T is terabytes, p|P is petabytes, e|E is exabytes. (This should not be confused with the output control --units, where capital letters mean multiple of 1000.)

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

See lvm(8) for information about environment variables used by lvm. For example, LVM_VG_NAME can generally be substituted for a required VG parameter.

SEE ALSO

lvm(8) lvm.conf(5) lvmconfig(8)
 
pvchange(8) pvck(8) pvcreate(8) pvdisplay(8) pvmove(8) pvremove(8) pvresize(8) pvs(8) pvscan(8)
 
vgcfgbackup(8) vgcfgrestore(8) vgchange(8) vgck(8) vgcreate(8) vgconvert(8) vgdisplay(8) vgexport(8) vgextend(8) vgimport(8) vgimportclone(8) vgmerge(8) vgmknodes(8) vgreduce(8) vgremove(8) vgrename(8) vgs(8) vgscan(8) vgsplit(8)
 
lvcreate(8) lvchange(8) lvconvert(8) lvdisplay(8) lvextend(8) lvreduce(8) lvremove(8) lvrename(8) lvresize(8) lvs(8) lvscan(8)
 
lvm-fullreport(8) lvm-lvpoll(8) lvm2-activation-generator(8) blkdeactivate(8) lvmdump(8)
 
dmeventd(8) lvmetad(8) lvmpolld(8) lvmlockd(8) lvmlockctl(8) clvmd(8) cmirrord(8) lvmdbusd(8)
 
lvmsystemid(7) lvmreport(7) lvmraid(7) lvmthin(7) lvmcache(7)
LVM TOOLS 2.02.175(2) (2017-10-06) Red Hat, Inc.