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

NAME         top

       vgmknodes  —  recreate volume group directory and logical volume spe‐
       cial files

SYNOPSIS         top

       vgmknodes [--commandprofile ProfileName] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help]
       [--refresh] [--reportformat {basic|json}] [-v|--verbose]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Checks the LVM2 special files in /dev that are needed for active
       logical volumes and creates any missing ones and removes unused ones.

OPTIONS         top

       See lvm(8) for common options.

              If any logical volume in the volume group is active, reload
              its metadata.  This is not necessary in normal operation, but
              may be useful if something has gone wrong or if you're doing
              clustering manually without a clustered lock manager.

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8), vgscan(8), dmsetup(8)

COLOPHON         top

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