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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>