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VGSCAN(8) System Manager's Manual VGSCAN(8) NAME vgscan - scan all disks for volume groups and rebuild caches SYNOPSIS vgscan [-d|--debug] [-h|-?|--help] [--ignorelockingfailure] [--mknodes] [-P|--partial] [-v|--verbose] DESCRIPTION vgscan scans all SCSI, (E)IDE disks, multiple devices and a bunch of other disk devices in the system looking for LVM physical volumes and volume groups. Define a filter in lvm.conf(5) to restrict the scan to avoid a CD ROM, for example. In LVM2, vgscans take place automatically; but you might still need to run one explicitly after changing hardware. OPTIONS See lvm for common options. --mknodes Also checks the LVM special files in /dev that are needed for active logical volumes and creates any missing ones and removes unused ones. SEE ALSO lvm(8), vgcreate(8), vgchange(8) Sistina Software UK LVM TOOLS 2.02.44-cvs (02-17-09) VGSCAN(8)