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 vgremove(1M)							vgremove(1M)

      vgremove - remove LVM volume group definition from the system

      /usr/sbin/vgremove vg_name ...

      The vgremove command removes from the system the last physical volume
      of the volume group and the definition of the volume group or groups
      specified by vg_name ....	 Since all system knowledge of the volume
      group and its contents are removed, the volume group can no longer be

      To move a volume group from one system to another, use the vgexport
      command instead (see vgexport(1M)).

      Before executing vgremove, remove all logical volumes residing on the
      last physical volume by executing lvremove (see lvremove(1M)).

      vgremove is equivalent to the inverse of executing vgcreate for one
      physical volume (see vgcreate(1M)).

      Before removing a volume group, two steps are necessary:

	   1.  Remove all the logical volumes belonging to the group by
	       using the lvremove command (see lvremove(1M)).

	   2.  Remove all but one physical volume belonging to the volume
	       group by using the vgreduce command (see vgreduce(1M)).

      If there is any physical volume group created under vg_name ..., the
      physical volume group information is also removed from file

      vgremove recognizes the following argument:

	   vg_name	  The path name of a volume group.

    Environment Variables
      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 volume group /dev/vg02 from the system:

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 vgremove(1M)							vgremove(1M)

	   vgremove /dev/vg02

      lvremove(1M), vgchange(1M), vgreduce(1M).

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