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

NAME         top

       vgextend — add physical volumes to a volume group

SYNOPSIS         top

       vgextend [-A|--autobackup {y|n}] [--commandprofile ProfileName]
       [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help] [--reportformat {basic|json}]
       [--restoremissing] [-f|--force] [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] [PHYSICAL
       DEVICE OPTIONS] VolumeGroupName PhysicalDevicePath

DESCRIPTION         top

       vgextend allows you to add one or more initialized physical volumes
       (see pvcreate(8)) to an existing volume group to extend it in size.
       Moreover, it allows you to re-add a physical volume that has gone
       missing previously, due to a transient device failure, without re-
       initialising it. Use vgextend --restoremissing to that effect.

       If PhysicalDevicePath was not previously configured for LVM with
       pvcreate(8), the device will be initialized with the same default
       values used with pvcreate(8).  If non-default pvcreate(8) values are
       desired, they may be given on the commandline with the same options
       as pvcreate(8).  See PHYSICAL DEVICE OPTIONS for available options.
       Note that the restore-related options such as --restorefile, --uuid
       and --physicalvolumesize are not available.  If a restore operation
       is needed, use pvcreate(8) and vgcfgrestore(8).

OPTIONS         top

       See lvm(8) for common options.


       The following options are available for initializing physical devices
       in the volume group.  These options are further described in the
       pvcreate(8) man page.

       -f, --force

       -y, --yes

       -Z, --zero {y|n}

       --labelsector sector

       --metadatasize size

       --metadataignore {y|n}

       --pvmetadatacopies copies

       --dataalignment alignment

       --dataalignmentoffset alignment_offset

Examples         top

       Extends the existing volume group "vg00" by the new physical volumes
       (see pvcreate(8)) "/dev/sda4" and "/dev/sdn1".

       vgextend vg00 /dev/sda4 /dev/sdn1

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8), vgcreate(8), vgreduce(8), pvcreate(8)

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