vgscan(8) -- Linux man page
NAMEvgscan - scan all disks for volume groups and rebuild caches
SYNOPSISvgscan [-d/--debug] [-h/-?/--help] [--ignorelockingfailure] [--mknodes] [-P/--partial] [-v/--verbose]
DESCRIPTIONvgscan 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(8) to restrict the scan to avoid a CD ROM, for example.
OPTIONSSee lvm for common options.
- 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 ALSOlvm(8), vgcreate(8), vgchange(8)