allows you to restore the metadata of VolumeGroupName from a text
backup file produced by vgcfgbackup. You can specify a backup file
with --file. If no backup file is specified, the most recent
one is used. Use --list for a list of the available
backup and archive files of VolumeGroupName.
-l | --list --- List files pertaining to VolumeGroupName
List metadata backup and archive files pertaining to VolumeGroupName.
May be used with the -f option. Does not restore VolumeGroupName.
-f | --file filename --- Name of LVM metadata backup file
Specifies a metadata backup or archive file to be used for restoring
VolumeGroupName. Often this file has been created with vgcfgbackup.
See lvm for common options.
REPLACING PHYSICAL VOLUMES
vgdisplay --partial --verbose will show you the UUIDs and sizes of
any PVs that are no longer present.
If a PV in the VG is lost and you wish to substitute
another of the same size, use
pvcreate --restorefile filename --uuid uuid (plus additional
arguments as appropriate) to initialise it with the same UUID as
the missing PV. Repeat for all other missing PVs in the VG.
Then use vgcfgrestore --file filename to restore the volume