pvremove - remove LVM data structure from a physical volume
The pvremove command clears the LVM data structure on a disk, so that
it is no longer an LVM physical volume. The device may then be used
by the file system or by other Volume Manager.
The operation is denied if pv_path is assigned to a volume group. The
pvremove command only clears the LVM data structure on a disk if the
disk does not belong to a volume group. This avoids accidentally
removing a valid physical volume under a volume group. If the
physical volume to be removed belongs to a volume group, use the
vgremove command to first remove the volume group associated with the
pvremove recognizes the following arguments:
pv_path The character (raw) device path name of a physical
LANG determines the language in which messages are displayed.
If LANG is not specified or is null, it defaults to "C" (see lang(5)).
If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting, all
internationalization variables default to "C" (see environ(5)).
Remove LVM data structure on the physical volume /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0:
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