pvck - check or repair a physical volume in LVM volume group
/usr/sbin/pvck -y pv_path
/usr/sbin/pvck -n pv_path
Note: Currently pvck is only capable of detecting bad checksums caused
by a forward system migration after a backward system migration. It
should not be used in other situations.
The pvck command examines and repairs LVM data structures on a raw
disk (pv_path) in a volume group.
Options and Arguments
pvck recognizes the following options and arguments.
-y Repair problems found.
-n Report, but do not repair problems.
pv_path The raw device path name of a physical volume.
pvck returns the following values
0 Either no problems were found or all problems were
1 Unable to repair.
Examine LVM checksums on /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0 without modifying anything:
pvck -n /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0
Repair LVM checksums on /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0 if necessary:
pvck -y /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0
pvck should only be run on a device whose volume group has not been
It is designed to repair the root device or devices while the system
is booted in maintenance mode ("hpux -lm", see hpux(1M)).
pvck was developed by HP.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000