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

NAME         top

       vgimport — make exported volume groups known to the system

SYNOPSIS         top

       vgimport [-a|--all] [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help] [--reportformat
       {basic|json}] [-S|--select Selection] [-v|--verbose]

DESCRIPTION         top

       vgimport allows you to make a Volume Group that was previously
       exported using vgexport(8) known to the system again, perhaps after
       moving its Physical Volumes from a different machine.  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
              Import all exported Volume Groups.

              Import exported Volume Groups even if there are missing
              Physical Volumes.  This option should only be used if the
              missing devices are known to have failed and they cannot be

SEE ALSO         top

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

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