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

NAME         top

       lvdisplay — display attributes of a logical volume

SYNOPSIS         top

       lvdisplay [-a|--all] [-c|--colon] [--commandprofile ProfileName]
       [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help] [--ignorelockingfailure]
       [--ignoreskippedcluster] [--maps] [--nosuffix] [-P|--partial]
       [--reportformat {basic|json}] [-S|--select Selection] [--units
       hHbBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE] [-v|--verbose] [--version]
       [VolumeGroupName|LogicalVolume{Name|Path} ...]

       lvdisplay -C|--columns [--aligned] [--binary] [-a|--all]
       [--commandprofile ProfileName] [[--configreport ReportName]
       [-o|--options [+|-|#]Field1[,Field2...]  [-O|--sort
       [+|-]Key1[,Key2...]]  [-S|--select Selection] ...]  [-d|--debug]
       [-h|-?|--help] [--ignorelockingfailure] [--ignoreskippedcluster]
       [--logonly] [--noheadings] [--nosuffix] [-P|--partial]
       [--reportformat {basic|json}] [--segments] [--separator Separator]
       [--unbuffered] [--units hHbBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE] [-v|--verbose]
       [--version] [VolumeGroupName|LogicalVolume{Name|Path} ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       lvdisplay allows you to see the attributes of a logical volume like
       size, read/write status, snapshot information etc.

       lvs(8) is an alternative that provides the same information in the
       style of ps(1).  lvs(8) is recommended over lvdisplay.

OPTIONS         top

       See lvm(8) for common options and lvs for options given with

       --all  Include information in the output about internal Logical
              Volumes that are components of normally-accessible Logical
              Volumes, such as mirrors, but which are not independently
              accessible (e.g. not mountable).  For example, after creating
              a mirror using lvcreate -m1 --mirrorlog disk, this option will
              reveal three internal Logical Volumes, with suffixes mimage_0,
              mimage_1, and mlog.

       -C, --columns
              Display output in columns, the equivalent of lvs(8).  Options
              listed are the same as options given in lvs(8).

       -c, --colon
              Generate colon separated output for easier parsing in scripts
              or programs.  N.B. lvs(8) provides considerably more control
              over the output.

              The values are:

              · logical volume name
              · volume group name
              · logical volume access
              · logical volume status
              · internal logical volume number
              · open count of logical volume
              · logical volume size in sectors
              · current logical extents associated to logical volume
              · allocated logical extents of logical volume
              · allocation policy of logical volume
              · read ahead sectors of logical volume
              · major device number of logical volume
              · minor device number of logical volume

       -m, --maps
              Display the mapping of logical extents to physical volumes and
              physical extents.  To map physical extents to logical extents
              use: pvs --segments -o+lv_name,seg_start_pe,segtype

Examples         top

       Shows attributes of that logical volume. If snapshot logical volumes
       have been created for this original logical volume, this command
       shows a list of all snapshot logical volumes and their status (active
       or inactive) as well:

       lvdisplay -v vg00/lvol2

       Shows the attributes of this snapshot logical volume and also which
       original logical volume it is associated with:

       lvdisplay vg00/snapshot

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8), lvcreate(8), lvs(8), lvscan(8), pvs(8)

COLOPHON         top

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