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       lvremove - remove a logical volume


       lvremove  [-A|--autobackup {y|n}] [-d|--debug] [-f|--force] [-h|--help]
       [-v|--verbose] LogicalVolumePath [LogicalVolumePath...]


       lvremove allows you to remove one or more inactive logical volumes.

       -A, --autobackup y/n
              Controls automatic backup of VG metadata after the change (  see
              vgcfgbackup(8) ). Default is yes.

       -d, --debug
              Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG).

       -f, --force
              Force remove without confirmation.

       -h, --help
              Print  a usage message on standard output and exit successfully.

       -v, --verbose
              Gives verbose runtime information about lvremove’s activities.


       "lvremove -f /dev/vg00/lvol1"  removes  that  inactive  logical  volume


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

       1  no logical volume name on command line
       2  invalid logical volume name
       3  error checking existence of volume group
       4  inactive volume group
       5  error getting VGDA from kernel
       6  error getting status of logical volume from kernel
       7  open logical volume cannot be removed
       8  error reading VGDA
       9  error removing logical volume from VGDA
       10 error removing logical volume from kernel
       11 error writing VGDA to physical volume(s)

       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


              If  this variable is set to "no" then the automatic backup of VG
              metadata is turned off.

              This variable determines the backup history depth of  kept  VGDA
              copy  files  in /etc/lvmconf. It can be set to a positive number
              between 0 and 999.  The higher this number is, the more  changes
              you can restore using vgcfgrestore(8).

              The  default  Volume  Group  Name  to use. Setting this variable
              enables you to enter just the Logical Volume  Name  rather  than
              its complete path.

See also

       lvm(8), lvcreate(8), lvdisplay(8), lvscan(8)


       Heinz Mauelshagen <>