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VGCFGBACKUP

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NAME

vgcfgbackup - backup volume group descriptor area  

SYNOPSIS

vgcfgbackup [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose] [VolumeGroupName...]  

DESCRIPTION

vgcfgbackup allows you to backup the metadata or Volume Group Descriptor Area (VGDA) of one to all volume groups to files in /etc/lvmconf. If you don't give any volume groups in the command line, all of them will be backed up. This DOESN'T backup user/system data in logical volume(s)! To restore volume group descriptor area backups see the vgcfgrestore(8) tool. A 10 step history is backed up in /etc/lvmconf/VolumeGroupName.conf and /etc/lvmconf/VolumeGroupName.conf.[1-9].old. This enables you to restore your volume group configuration up to 10 steps back in the backup history.  

OPTIONS

-d, --debug
Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG).
-h, --help
Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully.
-v, --verbose
Gives verbose runtime information about vgcfgbackup's activities.
 

DIAGNOSTICS

vgcfgbackup returns an exit code of 0 for success and > 0 for error:

1  error doing backup

95 driver/module not in kernel
96 invalid I/O protocol version
97 error locking logical volume manager
98 invalid lvmtab (run vgscan(8))
99 invalid command line
 

SEE ALSO

lvm(8), vgcfgrestore(8), vgcreate(8)  

AUTHOR

Heinz Mauelshagen <Linux-LVM@Sistina.com>


 

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