VGRENAME(8)                                                        VGRENAME(8)

       vgrename - rename a volume group

       vgrename [-A|--autobackup{y|n}] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose]
       { OldVolumeGroupPath NewVolumeGroupPath | OldVolumeName NewVolumeGroup-
       Name }

       vgrename renames an existing (see vgcreate(8) ) volume group.

       -A, --autobackup y/n
              Controls  automatic backup of VG metadata after the change ( see
              vgcfgbackup(8) ). Default is yes.

       -d, --debug
              Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG).

       -h, --help
              Print a usage message on standard output and exit  successfully.

       -v, --verbose
              Gives verbose information about vgrename's activities.

       "vgrename /dev/vg02 /dev/my_volume_group" renames existing volume group
       "vg02" to "my_volume_group".

       "vgrename vg02 my_volume_group" does the same.

       vgrename returns an exit code of 0 for success and > 0 for error:

       1  new volume group directory for device special files already exists
       2  old volume group directory for device special files doesn't exist
       3  new volume group name is invalid
       4  old volume group name is invalid
       5  error checking existence of old volume group
       7  volume group names are identical
       8  new volume group already exists
       9  error reading VGDA
       10 error removing old VGDA from kernel
       11 error removing old VGDA from lvmtab
       12 error removing device special files for old volume group
       13 error creating device special files for new volume group
       14 error inserting new volume group name into lvmtab
       15 error backinp up VGDA
       16 error writing VGDA to lvmtab
       17 error renaming volume group in kernel

       95 driver/module not in kernel
       96 invalid I/O protocol version
       97 error locking logical volume manager
       98 invalid lvmtab (run vgscan(8))
       99 invalid command line

              If this variable is set to "no" then the automatic backup of  VG
              metadata is turned off.

              This  variable  determines the backup history depth of kept VGDA
              copy files in /etc/lvmconf. It can be set to a  positive  number
              between  0 and 999.  The higher this number is, the more changes
              you can restore using vgcfgrestore(8).

See also
       lvm(8), vgchange(8), vgcreate(8), lvrename(8)

       Heinz Mauelshagen <>

Heinz Mauelshagen                  LVM TOOLS                       VGRENAME(8)