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       lvmdump — create lvm2 information dumps for diagnostic purposes


       lvmdump [-a] [-c] [-d directory] [-h] [-l] [-m] [-p] [-s] [-u]


       lvmdump  is  a  tool  to  dump various information concerning LVM2.  By
       default, it creates a tarball suitable  for  submission  along  with  a
       problem report.

       The content of the tarball is as follows:
       - dmsetup info
       - table of currently running processes
       - recent entries from /var/log/messages (containing system messages)
       - complete lvm configuration and cache (content of /etc/lvm)
       - list of device nodes present under /dev
       - list of files present /sys/block
       - list of files present /sys/devices/virtual/block
       - if enabled with -m, metadata dump will be also included
       -  if  enabled  with -a, debug output of vgscan, pvscan and list of all
       available volume groups, physical volumes and logical volumes  will  be
       - if enabled with -c, cluster status info
       - if enabled with -l, lvmetad state if running
       - if enabled with -p, lvmpolld state if running
       - if enabled with -s, system info and context
       - if enabled with -u, udev info and context


       -a     Advanced collection.  WARNING: if lvm is already hung, then this
              script may hang as well if -a is used.

       -c     If clvmd is running, gather cluster data as well.

       -d directory
              Dump into a directory instead of  tarball  By  default,  lvmdump
              will  produce  a  single  compressed  tarball containing all the
              information. Using this option, it can  be  instructed  to  only
              produce the raw dump tree, rooted in directory.

       -h     Print help message

       -l     Include  lvmetad(8)  daemon  dump  if  it  is  running. The dump
              contains cached information that is currently stored in lvmetad:
              VG  metadata,  PV metadata and various mappings in between these
              metadata for quick access.

       -m     Gather LVM metadata from the PVs This  option  generates  a  1:1
              dump  of  the  metadata area from all PVs visible to the system,
              which can cause the  dump  to  increase  in  size  considerably.
              However,  the  metadata dump may represent a valuable diagnostic

       -p     Include lvmpolld(8) daemon dump  if  it  is  running.  The  dump
              contains  all  in-progress  operation currently monitored by the
              daemon and partial history for all yet  uncollected  results  of
              polling operations already finished including reason.

       -s     Gather  system  info  and  context.  Currently, this encompasses
              systemd info and context only: overall state  of  systemd  units
              present in the system, more detailed status of units controlling
              LVM functionality and the content of systemd journal for current

       -u     Gather  udev  info  and  context: /etc/udev/udev.conf file, udev
              daemon version (output of  'udevadm  info  --version'  command),
              udev   rules   currently   used   in   the  system  (content  of
              /lib/udev/rules.d  and  /etc/udev/rules.d  directory),  list  of
              files  in  /lib/udev directory and dump of current udev database
              content (the output of 'udevadm info --export-db' command).


              The LVM2 binary to use.  Defaults to "lvm".  Sometimes you might
              need to set this to "/sbin/lvm.static", for example.

              The dmsetup binary to use.  Defaults to "dmsetup".