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

NAME         top

       vgcfgbackup — backup volume group descriptor area

SYNOPSIS         top

       vgcfgbackup [--commandprofile ProfileName] [-d|--debug] [-f|--file
       Filename] [-h|--help] [--ignorelockingfailure] [-P|--partial]
       [--reportformat {basic|json}] [-v|--verbose] [VolumeGroupName...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       vgcfgbackup allows you to backup the metadata of your volume groups.
       If you don't name any volume groups on the command line, all of them
       will be backed up.

       In a default installation, each volume group gets backed up into a
       separate file bearing the name of the volume group in the directory
       /etc/lvm/backup.  You can write the backup to an alternative file
       using -f.  In this case if you are backing up more than one volume
       group the filename is treated as a template, and %s gets replaced by
       the volume group name.

       NB. This DOESN'T backup user/system data in logical volume(s)!
       Backup /etc/lvm regularly too.

OPTIONS         top

       See lvm(8) for common options.

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8), vgcfgrestore(8)

COLOPHON         top

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