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       lvchange — change attributes of a logical volume


       lvchange [-a|--activate [a][e|s|l]{y|n}] [--activationmode
       {complete|degraded|partial}] [--addtag Tag] [-K|--ignoreactivationskip]
       [-k|--setactivationskip {y|n}] [--alloc AllocationPolicy]
       [-A|--autobackup {y|n}] [--cachepolicy policy] [--cachesettings
       key=value] [--commandprofile ProfileName] [-C|--contiguous {y|n}]
       [-d|--debug] [--degraded] [--deltag Tag] [--detachprofile] [--discards
       {ignore|nopassdown|passdown}] [--errorwhenfull {y|n}] [-h|-?|--help]
       [--ignorelockingfailure] [--ignoremonitoring] [--ignoreskippedcluster]
       [--metadataprofile ProfileName] [--monitor {y|n}] [--noudevsync]
       [-P|--partial] [-p|--permission {r|rw}] [-M|--persistent {y|n} [--major
       major] [--minor minor]] [--poll {y|n}] [--[raid]maxrecoveryrate Rate]
       [--[raid]minrecoveryrate Rate] [--[raid]syncaction {check|repair}]
       [--[raid]writebehind IOCount] [--[raid]writemostly
       PhysicalVolume[:{y|n|t}]] [-r|--readahead {ReadAheadSectors|auto|none}]
       [--refresh] [--resync] [-S|--select Selection] [--sysinit] [-t|--test]
       [-v|--verbose] [-Z|--zero {y|n}] [LogicalVolumePath...]


       lvchange allows you to  change  the  attributes  of  a  logical  volume
       including making them known to the kernel ready for use.


       See lvm(8) for common options.

       -a|--activate [a][e|s|l]{y|n}
              Controls  the  availability  of  the  logical  volumes  for use.
              Communicates  with   the   kernel   device-mapper   driver   via
              libdevmapper  to  activate (-ay) or deactivate (-an) the logical
              Activation  of  a  logical  volume  creates  a   symbolic   link
              /dev/VolumeGroupName/LogicalVolumeName  pointing  to  the device
              node.  This link is removed on deactivation.  All  software  and
              scripts  should access the device through this symbolic link and
              present this as the name of the device.  The location  and  name
              of the underlying device node may depend on the distribution and
              configuration (e.g. udev)  and  might  change  from  release  to
              If  autoactivation  option is used (-aay), the logical volume is
              activated   only   if   it    matches    an    item    in    the
              activation/auto_activation_volume_list  set  in lvm.conf(5).  If
              this list is not  set,  then  all  volumes  are  considered  for
              activation.  The  -aay  option should be also used during system
              boot so it's possible to select which volumes to activate  using
              the activation/auto_activation_volume_list setting.
              In  a  clustered  VG,  clvmd  is  used  for  activation, and the
              following options are possible:

              With -aey, clvmd activates the LV in  exclusive  mode  (with  an
              exclusive lock), allowing a single node to activate the LV.

              With  -asy, clvmd activates the LV in shared mode (with a shared
              lock), allowing multiple nodes to activate the LV  concurrently.
              If  the  LV  type  prohibits shared access, such as an LV with a
              snapshot, the 's' option is ignored and  an  exclusive  lock  is

              With  -ay  (no mode specified), clvmd activates the LV in shared
              mode if the LV type allows concurrent access, such as  a  linear
              LV.  Otherwise, clvmd activates the LV in exclusive mode.

              With  -aey,  -asy, and -ay, clvmd attempts to activate the LV on
              all nodes.  If exclusive mode is used,  then  only  one  of  the
              nodes will be successful.

              With -an, clvmd attempts to deactivate the LV on all nodes.

              With  -aly,  clvmd  activates the LV only on the local node, and
              -aln deactivates only on the local node.  If the LV type  allows
              concurrent   access,   then   shared  mode  is  used,  otherwise

              LVs with snapshots are always activated exclusively because they
              can only be used on one node at once.

              For local VGs -ay, -aey, and -asy are all equivalent.

       --activationmode {complete|degraded|partial}
              The  activation  mode  determines  whether  logical  volumes are
              allowed to activate when  there  are  physical  volumes  missing
              (e.g.   due   to  a  device  failure).   complete  is  the  most
              restrictive; allowing only those logical volumes to be activated
              that  are not affected by the missing PVs.  degraded allows RAID
              logical volumes to be activated even if they have  PVs  missing.
              (Note  that  the  "mirror" segment type is not considered a RAID
              logical  volume.   The  "raid1"  segment  type  should  be  used
              instead.)   Finally,  partial  allows  any  logical volume to be
              activated even if portions are  missing  due  to  a  missing  or
              failed PV.  This last option should only be used when performing
              recovery or repair operations.  degraded is  the  default  mode.
              To change it, modify activation_mode in lvm.conf(5).

              Ignore the flag to skip Logical Volumes during activation.

       -k|--setactivationskip {y|n}
              Controls  whether Logical Volumes are persistently flagged to be
              skipped during activation. By default, thin snapshot volumes are
              flagged for activation skip.  To activate such volumes, an extra
              --ignoreactivationskip option must be used.   The  flag  is  not
              applied   during  deactivation.  To  see  whether  the  flag  is
              attached, use lvs(8) command where the  state  of  the  flag  is
              reported within lv_attr bits.

       --cachepolicy policy, --cachesettings key=value
              Only  applicable  to  cached LVs; see also lvmcache(7). Sets the
              cache policy and its associated tunable settings. In  most  use-
              cases, default values should be adequate.

       -C|--contiguous {y|n}
              Tries  to  set  or  reset  the  contiguous allocation policy for
              logical volumes. It's only possible to change  a  non-contiguous
              logical  volume's allocation policy to contiguous, if all of the
              allocated physical extents are already contiguous.

              Detach any metadata configuration  profiles  attached  to  given
              Logical  Volumes.  See  lvm.conf(5)  for  more information about
              metadata profiles.

       --discards {ignore|nopassdown|passdown}
              Set this to ignore to ignore any discards  received  by  a  thin
              pool Logical Volume.  Set to nopassdown to process such discards
              within the thin  pool  itself  and  allow  the  no-longer-needed
              extents  to  be  overwritten  by new data.  Set to passdown (the
              default) to process them both within the thin pool itself and to
              pass them down the underlying device.

       --errorwhenfull {y|n}
              Sets  thin  pool  behavior  when  data  space  is  exhaused. See
              lvcreate(8) for information.

              Make no attempt to interact with dmeventd  unless  --monitor  is
              specified.   Do not use this if dmeventd is already monitoring a

       --major major
              Sets the major number. This option is supported  only  on  older
              systems  (kernel  version  2.4)  and  is ignored on modern Linux
              systems where major numbers are dynamically assigned.

       --minor minor
              Set the minor number.

       --metadataprofile ProfileName
              Uses and  attaches  ProfileName  configuration  profile  to  the
              logical   volume   metadata.  Whenever  the  logical  volume  is
              processed next time, the profile is  automatically  applied.  If
              the  volume  group  has  another  profile  attached, the logical
              volume  profile  is  preferred.   See   lvm.conf(5)   for   more
              information about metadata profiles.

       --monitor {y|n}
              Start  or  stop monitoring a mirrored or snapshot logical volume
              with dmeventd, if it is  installed.   If  a  device  used  by  a
              monitored  mirror  reports  an I/O error, the failure is handled
              according        to        mirror_image_fault_policy         and
              mirror_log_fault_policy set in lvm.conf(5).

              Disable  udev  synchronisation.  The  process  will not wait for
              notification from udev.  It will continue  irrespective  of  any
              possible udev processing in the background.  You should only use
              this if udev is not running or has rules that ignore the devices
              LVM2 creates.

       -p|--permission {r|rw}
              Change access permission to read-only or read/write.

       -M|--persistent {y|n}
              Set  to y to make the minor number specified persistent.  Change
              of persistent numbers is not supported for pool volumes.

       --poll {y|n}
              Without polling a logical volume's  backgrounded  transformation
              process  will  never complete.  If there is an incomplete pvmove
              or lvconvert (for example, on  rebooting  after  a  crash),  use
              --poll  y  to  restart  the  process  from  its last checkpoint.
              However, it may not be appropriate to immediately poll a logical
              volume  when  it  is  activated,  use --poll n to defer and then
              --poll y to restart the process.

       --[raid]maxrecoveryrate Rate[b|B|s|S|k|K|m|M|g|G]
              Sets the maximum recovery rate for a RAID logical volume.   Rate
              is  specified  as  an  amount  per second for each device in the
              array.  If no suffix is given, then KiB/sec/device  is  assumed.
              Setting the recovery rate to 0 means it will be unbounded.

       --[raid]minrecoveryrate Rate[b|B|s|S|k|K|m|M|g|G]
              Sets  the minimum recovery rate for a RAID logical volume.  Rate
              is specified as an amount per second  for  each  device  in  the
              array.   If  no suffix is given, then KiB/sec/device is assumed.
              Setting the recovery rate to 0 means it will be unbounded.

       --[raid]syncaction {check|repair}
              This argument is used to initiate various  RAID  synchronization
              operations.  The check and repair options provide a way to check
              the integrity of a RAID logical volume  (often  referred  to  as
              "scrubbing").   These  options  cause the RAID logical volume to
              read all of the data and parity blocks in the  array  and  check
              for  any  discrepancies  (e.g.  mismatches  between  mirrors  or
              incorrect parity values).  If check is used,  the  discrepancies
              will  be  counted  but  not  repaired.   If  repair is used, the
              discrepancies will be corrected as they  are  encountered.   The
              lvs(8)  command  can be used to show the number of discrepancies
              found or repaired.

       --[raid]writebehind IOCount
              Specify the  maximum  number  of  outstanding  writes  that  are
              allowed  to devices in a RAID1 logical volume that are marked as
              write-mostly.   Once  this  value  is  exceeded,  writes  become
              synchronous  (i.e.  all  writes  to the constituent devices must
              complete before the array  signals  the  write  has  completed).
              Setting  the  value to zero clears the preference and allows the
              system to choose the value arbitrarily.

       --[raid]writemostly PhysicalVolume[:{y|n|t}]
              Mark a device in a RAID1 logical volume  as  write-mostly.   All
              reads   to  these  drives  will  be  avoided  unless  absolutely
              necessary.  This keeps the number of I/Os  to  the  drive  to  a
              minimum.   The  default  behavior  is  to  set  the write-mostly
              attribute for the  specified  physical  volume  in  the  logical
              volume.   It is possible to also remove the write-mostly flag by
              appending a ":n" to the physical volume or to toggle  the  value
              by specifying ":t".  The --writemostly argument can be specified
              more than one time in a single command; making  it  possible  to
              toggle  the write-mostly attributes for all the physical volumes
              in a logical volume at once.

       -r|--readahead {ReadAheadSectors|auto|none}
              Set read ahead sector count of this logical volume.  For  volume
              groups  with  metadata  in  lvm1  format,  this  must be a value
              between 2 and 120 sectors.  The default value  is  "auto"  which
              allows  the  kernel  to  choose  a suitable value automatically.
              "none" is equivalent to specifying zero.

              If the logical volume is active, reload its metadata.   This  is
              not  necessary  in  normal  operation,  but  may  be  useful  if
              something has gone wrong or if you're doing clustering  manually
              without a clustered lock manager.

              Forces  the  complete  resynchronization of a mirror.  In normal
              circumstances  you  should  not   need   this   option   because
              synchronization  happens  automatically.   Data is read from the
              primary mirror device and copied to the others, so this can take
              a  considerable  amount  of  time - and during this time you are
              without a complete redundant copy of your data.

              Indicates that lvchange(8) is being invoked  from  early  system
              initialisation  scripts  (e.g.  rc.sysinit or an initrd), before
              writeable filesystems are available. As such, some functionality
              needs  to  be  disabled and this option acts as a shortcut which
              selects  an  appropriate  set  of  options.  Currently  this  is
              equivalent to using  --ignorelockingfailure, --ignoremonitoring,
              --poll  n  and   setting   LVM_SUPPRESS_LOCKING_FAILURE_MESSAGES
              environment variable.

              If  --sysinit is used in conjunction with lvmetad(8) enabled and
              running, autoactivation is preferred over manual activation  via
              direct   lvchange   call.   Logical  volumes  are  autoactivated
              according to
               auto_activation_volume_list set in lvm.conf(5).

       -Z|--zero {y|n}
              Set zeroing mode for thin pool. Note: already provisioned blocks
              from  pool  in  non-zero mode are not cleared in unwritten parts
              when setting zero to y.


              Suppress locking failure messages.


       Changes the permission on volume lvol1 in volume group vg00 to be read-

       lvchange -pr vg00/lvol1


       lvm(8),  lvmetad(8),  lvs(8),  lvcreate(8),  vgchange(8),  lvmcache(7),
       lvmthin(7), lvm.conf(5)