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

     NAME
          pvchange - Change attributes of physical volume(s)

     SYNOPSIS
          pvchange option_args position_args
              [ option_args ]

     DESCRIPTION
          pvchange changes PV attributes in the VG.

          For options listed in parentheses, any one is required,
          after which the others are optional.

     USAGE
          Change properties of all PVs.

          pvchange -a|--all
              ( -x|--allocatable y|n,
                -u|--uuid,
                   --addtag Tag,
                   --deltag Tag,
                   --metadataignore y|n )
              [ COMMON_OPTIONS ]

          Change properties of specified PVs.

          pvchange
              ( -x|--allocatable y|n,
                -u|--uuid,
                   --addtag Tag,
                   --deltag Tag,
                   --metadataignore y|n )
               PV|Select ...
              [ -S|--select String ]
              [ COMMON_OPTIONS ]

          Common options for command:
              [ -A|--autobackup y|n ]
              [ -f|--force ]
              [ -u|--uuid ]
              [    --reportformat basic|json ]

          Common options for lvm:
              [ -d|--debug ]
              [ -h|--help ]
              [ -q|--quiet ]
              [ -t|--test ]
              [ -v|--verbose ]
              [ -y|--yes ]
              [    --commandprofile String ]

     Page 1                    Red Hat, Inc.         (printed 5/23/22)

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

              [    --config String ]
              [    --driverloaded y|n ]
              [    --lockopt String ]
              [    --longhelp ]
              [    --nolocking ]
              [    --profile String ]
              [    --version ]

     OPTIONS
          --addtag Tag
               Adds a tag to a PV, VG or LV. This option can be
               repeated to add multiple tags at once. See lvm(8) for
               information about tags.

          -a|--all
               Change all visible PVs.

          -x|--allocatable y|n
               Enable or disable allocation of physical extents on
               this PV.

          -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).

          --deltag Tag
               Deletes a tag from a PV, VG or LV. This option can be
               repeated to delete multiple tags at once. See lvm(8)
               for information about tags.

          --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.

     Page 2                    Red Hat, Inc.         (printed 5/23/22)

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

               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.

          --longhelp
               Display long help text.

          --metadataignore y|n
               Specifies the metadataignore property of a PV.  If yes,
               metadata areas on the PV are ignored, and lvm will not
               store metadata in the metadata areas of the PV.  If no,
               lvm will store metadata on the PV.

          --nolocking
               Disable locking.

          --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

     Page 3                    Red Hat, Inc.         (printed 5/23/22)

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

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

          -u|--uuid
               Generate new random UUID for specified PVs.

          -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
          PV
               Physical Volume name, a device path  under  /dev.   For
               commands managing physical extents, a PV positional arg
               generally accepts  a  suffix  indicating  a  range  (or
               multiple  ranges)  of  physical extents (PEs). When the
               first PE is omitted, it defaults to the  start  of  the
               device,  and when the last PE is omitted it defaults to
               end.  Start and end  range  (inclusive):  PV[:PE-PE]...
               Start and length range (counting from 0): PV[:PE+PE]...

          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,

     Page 4                    Red Hat, Inc.         (printed 5/23/22)

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

               where capital letters mean multiple of 1000.)

     ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
          See lvm(8) for information about environment variables  used
          by   lvm.    For   example,  LVM_VG_NAME  can  generally  be
          substituted for a required VG parameter.

     EXAMPLES
          Disallow the allocation of physical extents on  a  PV  (e.g.
          because  of disk errors, or because it will be removed after
          freeing it).
          pvchange -x n /dev/sdk1

     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)

     Page 5                    Red Hat, Inc.         (printed 5/23/22)