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

NAME         top

       vgexport - make volume groups unknown to the system

SYNOPSIS         top

       vgexport [-a|--all] [--commandprofile ProfileName] [-d|--debug]
       [-h|-?|--help] [--reportformat {basic|json}] [-S|--select Selection]
       [-v|--verbose] [VolumeGroupName...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       vgexport allows you to make the inactive VolumeGroupName(s) unknown
       to the system.  You can then move all the Physical Volumes in that
       Volume Group to a different system for later vgimport(8).  Most LVM2
       tools ignore exported Volume Groups.  vgexport clears the VG system
       ID, and vgimport sets the VG system ID to match the host running
       vgimport (if the host has a system ID).

OPTIONS         top

       See lvm(8) for common options.

       -a, --all
              Export all inactive Volume Groups.

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8), pvscan(8), vgimport(8), vgscan(8), lvmsystemid(7)

COLOPHON         top

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