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

NAME         top

       pvck — check physical volume metadata

SYNOPSIS         top

       pvck [--commandprofile ProfileName] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help]
       [-v|--verbose] [--labelsector sector] PhysicalVolume

DESCRIPTION         top

       pvck checks physical volume LVM metadata for consistency.

OPTIONS         top

       See lvm(8) for common options.

       --labelsector sector
              By default, 4 sectors of PhysicalVolume are scanned for an LVM
              label, starting at sector 0.  This parameter allows you to
              specify a different starting sector for the scan and is useful
              for recovery situations.  For example, suppose the partition
              table is corrupted or lost on /dev/sda, but you suspect there
              was an LVM partition at approximately 100 MiB.  This area of
              the disk may be scanned by using the --labelsector parameter
              with a value of 204800 (100 * 1024 * 1024 / 512 = 204800):

              pvck --labelsector 204800 /dev/sda

              Note that a script can be used with --labelsector to automate
              the process of finding LVM labels.

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8), pvcreate(8), pvscan(8) vgck(8)

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