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LVCHANGE(8)                 System Manager's Manual                LVCHANGE(8)

       lvchange - change attributes of a logical volume

       lvchange [--addtag Tag] [-A|--autobackup y|n] [-a|--available
       y|n|ey|en|ly|ln] [--alloc AllocationPolicy] [-C|--contiguous y|n]
       [-d|--debug] [--deltag Tag] [--resync] [-h|-?|--help]
       [--ignorelockingfailure] [--ignoremonitoring] [--monitor {y|n}]
       [-M|--persistent y|n] [--minor minor] [-P|--partial] [-p|--permission
       r|rw] [-r/--readahead ReadAheadSectors|auto|none] [--refresh]
       [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] LogicalVolumePath [LogicalVolumePath...]

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

       See lvm for common options.

       -a, --available y|n|ey|en|ly|ln
              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

              If clustered locking is enabled, -aey will activate exclusively
              on one node and -aly will activate only on the local node.  To
              deactivate only on the local node use -aln.  Logical volumes
              with single-host snapshots are always activated exclusively
              because they can only be used on one node at once.

       -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.

              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.

       --minor minor
              Set the minor number.

       --monitor y|n
              Controls whether or not a mirrored logical volume is monitored
              by 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.

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

       -M, --persistent y|n
              Set to y to make the minor number specified persistent.

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

       -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.

       "lvchange -pr vg00/lvol1" changes the permission on volume lvol1 in
       volume group vg00 to be read-only.

       lvm(8), lvcreate(8), vgchange(8)

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