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

NAME         top

       pvremove — remove a physical volume

SYNOPSIS         top

       pvremove [--commandprofile ProfileName] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help]
       [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] [--version] [-f[f]|--force [--force]]
       [--reportformat {basic|json}] [-y|--yes] PhysicalVolume

DESCRIPTION         top

       pvremove wipes the label on a device so that LVM will no longer
       recognise it as a physical volume.

OPTIONS         top

       See lvm(8) for common options.

       -ff, --force --force
              Force the removal of a physical volume belonging to an
              existing volume group.  Normally vgreduce(8) should be used
              instead of this command.  You cannot remove a physical volume
              which in use by some active logical volume.

       -y, --yes
              Answer yes to all questions.

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8), pvcreate(8), pvdisplay(8), vgreduce(8)

COLOPHON         top

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