lvremove(8) remove a logical volume


lvremove [-A|--autobackup {y|n}] [--commandprofile ProfileName] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [--nohistory] [-S|--select Selection] [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] [--version] [-f|--force] [--noudevsync] [LogicalVolume{Name|Path}...]


lvremove removes one or more logical volumes. Confirmation will be requested before deactivating any active logical volume prior to removal. Logical volumes cannot be deactivated or removed while they are open (e.g. if they contain a mounted filesystem). Removing an origin logical volume will also remove all dependent snapshots.

If the logical volume is clustered then it must be deactivated on all nodes in the cluster before it can be removed. A single lvchange command issued from one node can do this.

If the configuration setting metadata/record_lvs_history is enabled and the logical volume being removed forms part of the history of at least one logical volume that is still present then a simplified representation of the logical volume 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) and allows you to see the ancestry chain of thin snapshot volumes even after some intermediate logical volumes have been removed. The names of such historical logical volumes 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 logical volume completely.


See lvm(8) for common options.
-f, --force
Remove active logical volumes without confirmation. Tool will try to deactivate unused volume. To proceed with damaged pools use -ff
Disable the recording of history of logical volumes which are being removed. (This has no effect unless the configuration setting metadata/record_lvs_history is enabled.)
Disable udev synchronisation. The process will not wait for notification from udev. It will continue irrespective of any possible udev processing in the background. You should only use this if udev is not running or has rules that ignore the devices LVM2 creates.


Remove the active logical volume lvol1 in volume group vg00 without asking for confirmation:

lvremove -f vg00/lvol1

Remove all logical volumes in volume group vg00:

lvremove vg00