VGCFGRESTORE(8)                                                VGCFGRESTORE(8)



NAME
       vgcfgrestore - restore volume group descriptor area

SYNOPSIS
       vgcfgrestore    [-d|--debug]    [-f|--file   filename]   [-l[l]|--list]
       [-h|--help]  [-M|--Metadatatype1|2]  [-t|--test]  [-v|--verbose]   Vol-
       umeGroupName

DESCRIPTION
       vgcfgrestore allows you to restore the metadata of VolumeGroupName from
       a text backup file produced by vgcfgbackup.  You can specify  a  backup
       file  with --file.  If no backup file is specified, the most recent one
       is used.  Use --list for a list of the  available  backup  and  archive
       files of VolumeGroupName.

OPTIONS
       -l | --list -- List files pertaining to VolumeGroupName
              List  metadata  backup  and  archive  files  pertaining  to Vol-
              umeGroupName.  May be used with the -f option.  Does not restore
              VolumeGroupName.

       -f | --file filename -- Name of LVM metadata backup file
              Specifies  a  metadata  backup  or  archive  file to be used for
              restoring VolumeGroupName.  Often this  file  has  been  created
              with vgcfgbackup.

       See lvm for common options.

REPLACING PHYSICAL VOLUMES
       vgdisplay  --partial --verbose will show you the UUIDs and sizes of any
       PVs that are no longer present.  If a PV in the VG is lost and you wish
       to  substitute  another  of  the  same size, use pvcreate --restorefile
       filename --uuid uuid (plus additional arguments as appropriate) to ini-
       tialise  it with the same UUID as the missing PV.  Repeat for all other
       missing PVs in the  VG.   Then  use  vgcfgrestore  --file  filename  to
       restore the volume group's metadata.

SEE ALSO
       lvm(8), vgcreate(8)



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