4.4.7. Displaying Logical Volumes
There are three commands you can use to display properties of LVM logical volumes:
lvscommand provides logical volume information in a configurable form, displaying one line per logical volume. The
lvscommand provides a great deal of format control, and is useful for scripting. For information on using the
lvscommand to customize your output, see Section 4.9, “Customized Reporting for LVM”.
lvdisplaycommand displays logical volume properties (such as size, layout, and mapping) in a fixed format.
The following command shows the attributes of
vg00. If snapshot logical volumes have been created for this original logical volume, this command shows a list of all snapshot logical volumes and their status (active or inactive) as well.
lvdisplay -v /dev/vg00/lvol2
lvscancommand scans for all logical volumes in the system and lists them, as in the following example.
lvscanACTIVE '/dev/vg0/gfslv' [1.46 GB] inherit