Manual Reference Pages  - VGSCAN (8)

NAME

vgscan - scan all disks for volume groups and rebuild caches

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
See Also

SYNOPSIS

vgscan [-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 lvm.conf(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 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.

SEE ALSO

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


Sistina Software UK VGSCAN (8) LVM TOOLS 2.02.84(2)-RHEL5 (2011-08-26)
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