Package lvm2

Userland logical volume management tools

LVM2 includes all of the support for handling read/write operations on
physical volumes (hard disks, RAID-Systems, magneto optical, etc.,
multiple devices (MD), see mdadm(8) or even loop devices, see
losetup(8)), creating volume groups (kind of virtual disks) from one
or more physical volumes and creating one or more logical volumes
(kind of logical partitions) in volume groups.
File Formats
File Description
lvm.conf Configuration file for LVM2
Name Description
lvmcache LVM caching
lvmraid LVM RAID
lvmreport LVM reporting and related features
lvmsystemid LVM system ID
lvmthin LVM thin provisioning
System Administration
Command Description
fsadm utility to resize or check filesystem on a device
lvchange change attributes of a logical volume
lvconvert change LV type and other utilities
lvcreate create a logical volume in an existing volume group
lvdisplay display attributes of a logical volume
lvextend extend the size of a logical volume
lvm LVM2 tools
lvm2-activation-generator generator for systemd units to activate LVM2 volumes on boot
lvmchange change attributes of the logical volume manager
lvmconf LVM configuration modifier
lvmconfig Display LVM configuration
lvmdiskscan scan for all devices visible to LVM2
lvmdump create lvm2 information dumps for diagnostic purposes
lvmetad LVM metadata cache daemon
lvm-fullreport Report information about PVs, PV segments, VGs, LVs and LV segments, all at once...
lvm-lvpoll Internal command used by lvmpolld to complete some Logical Volume operations.
lvmpolld LVM poll daemon
lvmsadc LVM system activity data collector
lvmsar LVM system activity reporter
lvreduce reduce the size of a logical volume
lvremove remove a logical volume
lvrename rename a logical volume
lvresize resize a logical volume
lvs report information about logical volumes
lvscan scan (all disks) for Logical Volumes
pvchange change attributes of a physical volume
pvck check physical volume metadata
pvcreate initialize a disk or partition for use by LVM
pvdisplay display attributes of a physical volume
pvmove move physical extents
pvremove remove a physical volume
pvresize resize a disk or partition in use by LVM2
pvs report information about physical volumes
pvscan scan all disks for physical volumes
vgcfgbackup backup volume group descriptor area
vgcfgrestore restore volume group descriptor area
vgchange change attributes of a volume group
vgck check volume group metadata
vgconvert convert volume group metadata format
vgcreate create a volume group
vgdisplay display attributes of volume groups
vgexport make volume groups unknown to the system
vgextend add physical volumes to a volume group
vgimport make exported volume groups known to the system
vgimportclone import and rename duplicated volume group (e.g. a hardware snapshot)
vgmerge merge two volume groups
vgmknodes recreate volume group directory and logical volume special files
vgreduce reduce a volume group
vgremove remove a volume group
vgrename rename a volume group
vgs report information about volume groups
vgscan scan all disks for volume groups and rebuild caches
vgsplit split a volume group into two