LVREMOVE(8)    (LVM TOOLS 2.03.11(2) (2021-01-08))    LVREMOVE(8)

     NAME
          lvremove - Remove logical volume(s) from the system

     SYNOPSIS
          lvremove position_args
              [ option_args ]

     DESCRIPTION
          lvremove removes one or more LVs. For standard LVs, this
          returns the logical extents that were used by the LV to the
          VG for use by other LVs.

          Confirmation will be requested before deactivating any
          active LV prior to removal.  LVs cannot be deactivated or
          removed while they are open (e.g.  if they contain a mounted
          filesystem). Removing an origin LV will also remove all
          dependent snapshots.

          When a single force option is used, LVs are removed without
          confirmation, and the command will try to deactivate unused
          LVs.

          To remove damaged LVs, two force options may be required (-
          ff).

          Historical LVs

          If the configuration setting metadata/record_lvs_history is
          enabled and the LV being removed forms part of the history
          of at least one LV that is still present, then a simplified
          representation of the LV will be retained. This includes the
          time of removal (lv_time_removed reporting field), creation
          time (lv_time), name (lv_name), LV uuid (lv_uuid) and VG
          name (vg_name). This allows later reporting to see the
          ancestry chain of thin snapshot volumes, even after some
          intermediate LVs have been removed. The names of such
          historical LVs acquire a hyphen as a prefix (e.g. '-lvol1')
          and cannot be reactivated.  Use lvremove a second time, with
          the hyphen, to remove the record of the former LV
          completely.

     USAGE
          lvremove VG|LV|Tag|Select ...
              [ -A|--autobackup y|n ]
              [ -f|--force ]
              [ -S|--select String ]
              [    --nohistory ]
              [    --noudevsync ]
              [    --reportformat basic|json ]
              [ COMMON_OPTIONS ]

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          Common options for lvm:
              [ -d|--debug ]
              [ -h|--help ]
              [ -q|--quiet ]
              [ -t|--test ]
              [ -v|--verbose ]
              [ -y|--yes ]
              [    --commandprofile String ]
              [    --config String ]
              [    --driverloaded y|n ]
              [    --lockopt String ]
              [    --longhelp ]
              [    --nolocking ]
              [    --profile String ]
              [    --version ]

     OPTIONS
          -A|--autobackup y|n
               Specifies if metadata should be backed up automatically
               after a change.  Enabling this is strongly advised! See
               vgcfgbackup(8) for more information.

          --commandprofile String
               The command profile to use for command configuration.
               See lvm.conf(5) for more information about profiles.

          --config String
               Config settings for the command. These override
               lvm.conf settings.  The String arg uses the same format
               as lvm.conf, or may use section/field syntax.  See
               lvm.conf(5) for more information about config.

          -d|--debug ...
               Set debug level. Repeat from 1 to 6 times to increase
               the detail of messages sent to the log file and/or
               syslog (if configured).

          --driverloaded y|n
               If set to no, the command will not attempt to use
               device-mapper.  For testing and debugging.

          -f|--force ...
               Override various checks, confirmations and protections.
               Use with extreme caution.

          -h|--help
               Display help text.

          --lockopt String
               Used to pass options for special cases to lvmlockd.
               See lvmlockd(8) for more information.

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          --longhelp
               Display long help text.

          --nohistory
               Do not record history of LVs being removed.  This has
               no effect unless the configuration setting
               metadata/record_lvs_history is enabled.

          --nolocking
               Disable locking.

          --noudevsync
               Disables udev synchronisation. The process will not
               wait for notification from udev. It will continue
               irrespective of any possible udev processing in the
               background. Only use this if udev is not running or has
               rules that ignore the devices LVM creates.

          --profile String
               An alias for --commandprofile or --metadataprofile,
               depending on the command.

          -q|--quiet ...
               Suppress output and log messages. Overrides --debug and
               --verbose.  Repeat once to also suppress any prompts
               with answer 'no'.

          --reportformat basic|json
               Overrides current output format for reports which is
               defined globally by the report/output_format setting in
               lvm.conf.  basic is the original format with columns
               and rows.  If there is more than one report per
               command, each report is prefixed with the report name
               for identification. json produces report output in JSON
               format. See lvmreport(7) for more information.

          -S|--select String
               Select objects for processing and reporting based on
               specified criteria.  The criteria syntax is described
               by --select help and lvmreport(7).  For reporting
               commands, one row is displayed for each object matching
               the criteria.  See --options help for selectable object
               fields.  Rows can be displayed with an additional
               "selected" field (-o selected) showing 1 if the row
               matches the selection and 0 otherwise.  For non-
               reporting commands which process LVM entities, the
               selection is used to choose items to process.

          -t|--test
               Run in test mode. Commands will not update metadata.
               This is implemented by disabling all metadata writing
               but nevertheless returning success to the calling

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               function. This may lead to unusual error messages in
               multi-stage operations if a tool relies on reading back
               metadata it believes has changed but hasn't.

          -v|--verbose ...
               Set verbose level. Repeat from 1 to 4 times to increase
               the detail of messages sent to stdout and stderr.

          --version
               Display version information.

          -y|--yes
               Do not prompt for confirmation interactively but always
               assume the answer yes. Use with extreme caution.  (For
               automatic no, see -qq.)

     VARIABLES
          VG
               Volume Group name.  See lvm(8) for valid names.

          LV
               Logical Volume name.  See lvm(8) for valid  names.   An
               LV positional arg generally includes the VG name and LV
               name, e.g. VG/LV.

          Tag
               Tag name.  See lvm(8) for information about  tag  names
               and using tags in place of a VG, LV or PV.

          Select
               Select indicates that a required  positional  parameter
               can  be omitted if the --select option is used.  No arg
               appears in this position.

          String
               See the option description for  information  about  the
               string content.

          Size[UNIT]
               Size is an input number that accepts an optional  unit.
               Input  units  are  always  treated  as base two values,
               regardless of capitalization, e.g.  'k'  and  'K'  both
               refer  to 1024.  The default input unit is specified by
               letter,  followed  by  |UNIT.   UNIT  represents  other
               possible  input units: bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE.  b|B is bytes,
               s|S is sectors of 512 bytes, k|K is KiB,  m|M  is  MiB,
               g|G  is GiB, t|T is TiB, p|P is PiB, e|E is EiB.  (This
               should not be confused with the output control --units,
               where capital letters mean multiple of 1000.)

     ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
          See lvm(8) for information about environment variables  used

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          by   lvm.    For   example,  LVM_VG_NAME  can  generally  be
          substituted for a required VG parameter.

     EXAMPLES
          Remove an active LV without asking for confirmation.
          lvremove -f vg00/lvol1

          Remove all LVs the specified VG.
          lvremove vg00

     SEE ALSO
          lvm(8) lvm.conf(5) lvmconfig(8)

          pvchange(8)  pvck(8)  pvcreate(8)   pvdisplay(8)   pvmove(8)
          pvremove(8) pvresize(8) pvs(8) pvscan(8)

          vgcfgbackup(8)    vgcfgrestore(8)    vgchange(8)     vgck(8)
          vgcreate(8)     vgconvert(8)     vgdisplay(8)    vgexport(8)
          vgextend(8)    vgimport(8)    vgimportclone(8)    vgmerge(8)
          vgmknodes(8)   vgreduce(8)  vgremove(8)  vgrename(8)  vgs(8)
          vgscan(8) vgsplit(8)

          lvcreate(8)    lvchange(8)     lvconvert(8)     lvdisplay(8)
          lvextend(8)  lvreduce(8) lvremove(8) lvrename(8) lvresize(8)
          lvs(8) lvscan(8)

          lvm-fullreport(8) lvm-lvpoll(8) lvm2-activation-generator(8)
          blkdeactivate(8) lvmdump(8)

          dmeventd(8)    lvmpolld(8)     lvmlockd(8)     lvmlockctl(8)
          cmirrord(8) lvmdbusd(8)

          lvmsystemid(7)    lvmreport(7)     lvmraid(7)     lvmthin(7)
          lvmcache(7)

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