vgextend(8) — Linux manual page

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

NAME         top

       vgextend - Add physical volumes to a volume group

SYNOPSIS         top

       vgextend position_args
           [ option_args ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       vgextend adds one or more PVs to a VG. This increases the space
       available for LVs in the VG.

       Also, PVs that have gone missing and then returned, e.g. due to a
       transient device failure, can be added back to the VG without re-
       initializing them (see --restoremissing).

       If the specified PVs have not yet been initialized with pvcreate,
       vgextend will initialize them. In this case pvcreate options can
       be used, e.g.  --labelsector, --metadatasize, --metadataignore,
       --pvmetadatacopies, --dataalignment, --dataalignmentoffset.

USAGE         top

       vgextend VG PV ...
           [ -A|--autobackup y|n ]
           [ -f|--force ]
           [ -Z|--zero y|n ]
           [ -M|--metadatatype lvm2 ]
           [    --labelsector Number ]
           [    --metadatasize Size[m|UNIT] ]
           [    --pvmetadatacopies 0|1|2 ]
           [    --metadataignore y|n ]
           [    --dataalignment Size[k|UNIT] ]
           [    --dataalignmentoffset Size[k|UNIT] ]
           [    --reportformat basic|json ]
           [    --restoremissing ]
           [ COMMON_OPTIONS ]

       Common options for lvm:
           [ -d|--debug ]
           [ -h|--help ]
           [ -q|--quiet ]
           [ -t|--test ]
           [ -v|--verbose ]
           [ -y|--yes ]
           [    --commandprofile String ]
           [    --config String ]
           [    --driverloaded y|n ]
           [    --lockopt String ]
           [    --longhelp ]
           [    --nolocking ]
           [    --profile String ]
           [    --version ]

OPTIONS         top

       -A|--autobackup y|n
              Specifies if metadata should be backed up automatically
              after a change.  Enabling this is strongly advised! See
              vgcfgbackup(8) for more information.

       --commandprofile String
              The command profile to use for command configuration.  See
              lvm.conf(5) for more information about profiles.

       --config String
              Config settings for the command. These override lvm.conf
              settings.  The String arg uses the same format as
              lvm.conf, or may use section/field syntax.  See
              lvm.conf(5) for more information about config.

       --dataalignment Size[k|UNIT]
              Align the start of a PV data area with a multiple of this
              number.  To see the location of the first Physical Extent
              (PE) of an existing PV, use pvs -o +pe_start. In addition,
              it may be shifted by an alignment offset, see
              --dataalignmentoffset.  Also specify an appropriate PE
              size when creating a VG.

       --dataalignmentoffset Size[k|UNIT]
              Shift the start of the PV data area by this additional
              offset.

       -d|--debug ...
              Set debug level. Repeat from 1 to 6 times to increase the
              detail of messages sent to the log file and/or syslog (if
              configured).

       --driverloaded y|n
              If set to no, the command will not attempt to use device-
              mapper.  For testing and debugging.

       -f|--force ...
              Override various checks, confirmations and protections.
              Use with extreme caution.

       -h|--help
              Display help text.

       --labelsector Number
              By default the PV is labelled with an LVM2 identifier in
              its second sector (sector 1). This lets you use a
              different sector near the start of the disk (between 0 and
              3 inclusive - see LABEL_SCAN_SECTORS in the source). Use
              with care.

       --lockopt String
              Used to pass options for special cases to lvmlockd.  See
              lvmlockd(8) for more information.

       --longhelp
              Display long help text.

       --metadataignore y|n
              Specifies the metadataignore property of a PV.  If yes,
              metadata areas on the PV are ignored, and lvm will not
              store metadata in the metadata areas of the PV.  If no,
              lvm will store metadata on the PV.

       --metadatasize Size[m|UNIT]
              The approximate amount of space used for each VG metadata
              area.  The size may be rounded.

       -M|--metadatatype lvm2
              Specifies the type of on-disk metadata to use.  lvm2 (or
              just 2) is the current, standard format.  lvm1 (or just 1)
              is no longer used.

       --nolocking
              Disable locking.

       --profile String
              An alias for --commandprofile or --metadataprofile,
              depending on the command.

       --pvmetadatacopies 0|1|2
              The number of metadata areas to set aside on a PV for
              storing VG metadata.  When 2, one copy of the VG metadata
              is stored at the front of the PV and a second copy is
              stored at the end.  When 1, one copy of the VG metadata is
              stored at the front of the PV.  When 0, no copies of the
              VG metadata are stored on the given PV.  This may be
              useful in VGs containing many PVs (this places limitations
              on the ability to use vgsplit later.)

       -q|--quiet ...
              Suppress output and log messages. Overrides --debug and
              --verbose.  Repeat once to also suppress any prompts with
              answer 'no'.

       --reportformat basic|json
              Overrides current output format for reports which is
              defined globally by the report/output_format setting in
              lvm.conf.  basic is the original format with columns and
              rows.  If there is more than one report per command, each
              report is prefixed with the report name for
              identification. json produces report output in JSON
              format. See lvmreport(7) for more information.

       --restoremissing
              Add a PV back into a VG after the PV was missing and then
              returned, e.g. due to a transient failure. The PV is not
              reinitialized.

       -t|--test
              Run in test mode. Commands will not update metadata.  This
              is implemented by disabling all metadata writing but
              nevertheless returning success to the calling function.
              This may lead to unusual error messages in multi-stage
              operations if a tool relies on reading back metadata it
              believes has changed but hasn't.

       -v|--verbose ...
              Set verbose level. Repeat from 1 to 4 times to increase
              the detail of messages sent to stdout and stderr.

       --version
              Display version information.

       -y|--yes
              Do not prompt for confirmation interactively but always
              assume the answer yes. Use with extreme caution.  (For
              automatic no, see -qq.)

       -Z|--zero y|n
              Controls if the first 4 sectors (2048 bytes) of the device
              are wiped.  The default is to wipe these sectors unless
              either or both of --restorefile or --uuid are specified.

VARIABLES         top

       VG
              Volume Group name.  See lvm(8) for valid names.

       PV
              Physical Volume name, a device path under /dev.  For
              commands managing physical extents, a PV positional arg
              generally accepts a suffix indicating a range (or multiple
              ranges) of physical extents (PEs). When the first PE is
              omitted, it defaults to the start of the device, and when
              the last PE is omitted it defaults to end.  Start and end
              range (inclusive): PV[:PE-PE]...  Start and length range
              (counting from 0): PV[:PE+PE]...

       String
              See the option description for information about the
              string content.

       Size[UNIT]
              Size is an input number that accepts an optional unit.
              Input units are always treated as base two values,
              regardless of capitalization, e.g. 'k' and 'K' both refer
              to 1024.  The default input unit is specified by letter,
              followed by |UNIT.  UNIT represents other possible input
              units: bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE.  b|B is bytes, s|S is sectors of
              512 bytes, k|K is kilobytes, m|M is megabytes, g|G is
              gigabytes, t|T is terabytes, p|P is petabytes, e|E is
              exabytes.  (This should not be confused with the output
              control --units, where capital letters mean multiple of
              1000.)

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES         top

       See lvm(8) for information about environment variables used by
       lvm.  For example, LVM_VG_NAME can generally be substituted for a
       required VG parameter.

EXAMPLES         top

       Add two PVs to a VG.
       vgextend vg00 /dev/sda4 /dev/sdn1

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8) lvm.conf(5) lvmconfig(8)

       pvchange(8) pvck(8) pvcreate(8) pvdisplay(8) pvmove(8)
       pvremove(8) pvresize(8) pvs(8) pvscan(8)

       vgcfgbackup(8) vgcfgrestore(8) vgchange(8) vgck(8) vgcreate(8)
       vgconvert(8) vgdisplay(8) vgexport(8) vgextend(8) vgimport(8)
       vgimportclone(8) vgmerge(8) vgmknodes(8) vgreduce(8) vgremove(8)
       vgrename(8) vgs(8) vgscan(8) vgsplit(8)

       lvcreate(8) lvchange(8) lvconvert(8) lvdisplay(8) lvextend(8)
       lvreduce(8) lvremove(8) lvrename(8) lvresize(8) lvs(8) lvscan(8)

       lvm-fullreport(8) lvm-lvpoll(8) lvm2-activation-generator(8)
       blkdeactivate(8) lvmdump(8)

       dmeventd(8) lvmpolld(8) lvmlockd(8) lvmlockctl(8) cmirrord(8)
       lvmdbusd(8)

       lvmsystemid(7) lvmreport(7) lvmraid(7) lvmthin(7) lvmcache(7)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the lvm2 (Logical Volume Manager 2) project.
       Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨http://www.sourceware.org/lvm2/⟩.  If you have a bug report for
       this manual page, see ⟨https://github.com/lvmteam/lvm2/issues⟩.
       This page was obtained from the tarball
       https://github.com/lvmteam/lvm2/archive/v2_03_10.tar.gz fetched
       from ⟨https://github.com/lvmteam/lvm2/releases⟩ on 2020-12-18.
       If you discover any rendering problems in this HTML version of
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Red Hat, Inc.       LVM TOOLS 2.03.10(2) (2020-08-09)        VGEXTEND(8)

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