vgimport man page

vgimport — make exported volume groups known to the system


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


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).


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 restored.

See Also

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

Referenced By

lvm(8), lvmsystemid(7), vgexport(8).

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