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LVMDUMP(8) System Manager's Manual LVMDUMP(8) NAME lvmdump - create lvm2 information dumps for diagnostic purposes SYNOPSIS lvmdump [options] [-d directory] DESCRIPTION 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 - list of device nodes present under /dev - 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 included - if enabled with -c, cluster status info OPTIONS -h -- print help message -a -- advanced collection WARNING: if lvm is already hung, then this script may hang as well if -a is used -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 resource. -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. -c -- if clvmd is running, gather cluster data as well ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES LVM_BINARY The LVM2 binary to use. Defaults to "lvm". Sometimes you might need to set this to "/sbin/lvm.static", for example. DMSETUP_BINARY The dmsetup binary to use. Defaults to "dmsetup". Red Hat, Inc. LVM TOOLS 2.02.44-cvs (02-17-09) LVMDUMP(8)