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

NAME         top

       pvchange — change attributes of a physical volume

SYNOPSIS         top

       pvchange [--addtag Tag] [-A|--autobackup {y|n}] [--commandprofile
       ProfileName] [-d|--debug] [-f|--force] [--deltag Tag]
       [--metadataignore {y|n}] [-h|-?|--help] [--reportformat {basic|json}]
       [-S|--select Selection] [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] [-a|--all]
       [-x|--allocatable {y|n}] [-u|--uuid] [PhysicalVolumePath...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       pvchange allows you to change the allocation permissions of one or
       more physical volumes.

OPTIONS         top

       See lvm(8) for common options.

       -a, --all
              If PhysicalVolumePath is not specified on the command line all
              physical volumes are searched for and used.

       --metadataignore {y|n}
              Ignore or un-ignore metadata areas on this physical volume.
              If metadata areas on a physical volume are ignored, LVM will
              not not store metadata in the metadata areas present on this
              Physical Volume.

       -u, --uuid
              Generate new random UUID for specified physical volumes.

       -x, --allocatable {y|n}
              Enable or disable allocation of physical extents on this
              physical volume.

Example         top

       Disallows the allocation of physical extents on this physical volume
       (possibly because of disk errors, or because it will be removed after
       freeing it:

       pvchange -x n /dev/sdk1

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8), pvcreate(8)

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Sistina Software UKLVM TOOLS 2.02.169(2)-git (2016-11-30)        PVCHANGE(8)