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       vgexport - make volume groups unknown to the system


       vgexport [-a|--all] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose] [--version]


       vgexport allows you to make the inactive VolumeGroupName unknown to the
       system.   You  can then move all of the physical volumes in that volume
       group to a different system for later vgimport(8).  An exported  volume
       group  is  not  detected  by  vgscan(8),  but pvscan(8) will show which
       physical volumes belong to the exported volume group.

       -a, --all
              Exports all inactive volume groups.

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

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

       -v, --verbose
              Display verbose runtime information about vgexport’s activities.

              Display tool and IOP version and exit successfully.


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

       1  no volume groups found at all
       2  no volume group name on command line

       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


       lvm(8), vgimport(8)


       Heinz Mauelshagen <>