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vgcreate[1] creates a VG to be used in Linux LVM.


vgcreate VG_NAME_1 /dev/hdb44 (Select PV (/dev/hdb44) from output from pvs command)
Volume group "VG_NAME_1" successfully created

  • vgcreate TEST /dev/mapper/3700a09803831416c592b4f566453764f (select PV using pvs command)
vgdisplay TEST -v

  --- Volume group ---
  VG Name               TEST
  System ID
  Format                lvm2
  Metadata Areas        1
  Metadata Sequence No  1
  VG Access             read/write
  VG Status             resizable
  MAX LV                0
  Cur LV                0
  Open LV               0
  Max PV                0
  Cur PV                1
  Act PV                1
  VG Size               <250.00 GiB
  PE Size               4.00 MiB
  Total PE              63999
  Alloc PE / Size       0 / 0
  Free  PE / Size       63999 / <250.00 GiB
  VG UUID               1R1cyX-juQV-2K1U-GcuG-6imP-JqBh-gD0fIT

  --- Physical volumes ---
  PV Name               /dev/mapper/3600a09803831416c592b4f566453764e
  PV UUID               REXKhs-mU6s-ZiIF-vsJT-0fv0-nE01-X727SN
  PV Status             allocatable
  Total PE / Free PE    63999 / 63999

Related commands[edit]

See also[edit]

scan: pvscan vgscan
LVM: lvs lvmscan lvm fullreport lvmreport lvmconfig lvmdump lvmcheck lvm dumpconfig
Scan: pvs vgs lvs pvscan vgscan
PV: pvcreate pvremove pvscan pvremove pvscan pvs pvchange pvck pvdisplay pvresize
LV: lvdisplay lvcreate lvremove, lvresize, lvextend, lvreduce, lvrename
VG: vgdisplay,vgcreate,vgremove, vgextend, vgreduce, vgscan, vgchange, vgrename, vgcfgbackup, vgcfgrestore, vgimportclone, vgck
Check commands: pvck vgck
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