4.2.5. Removing Physical Volumes
If a device is no longer required for use by LVM, you can remove the LVM label with the
pvremovecommand. Executing the
pvremovecommand zeroes the LVM metadata on an empty physical volume.
If the physical volume you want to remove is currently part of a volume group, you must remove it from the volume group with the
vgreducecommand, as described in Section 4.3.5, “Removing Physical Volumes from a Volume Group”.
pvremove /dev/ram15Labels on physical volume "/dev/ram15" successfully wiped