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       vgsplit - split a volume group into two


       vgsplit     [--alloc    AllocationPolicy]    [-A|--autobackup    {y|n}]
       [-c|--clustered {y|n}] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-l|--maxlogicalvolumes
       MaxLogicalVolumes]  [-M|--metadatatype  type]  [-p|--maxphysicalvolumes
       MaxPhysicalVolumes]    [-n|--name    LogicalVolumeName]     [-t|--test]
       [-v|--verbose]   SourceVolumeGroupName   DestinationVolumeGroupName   [
       PhysicalVolumePath ...]


       vgsplit moves one or more physical volumes  from  SourceVolumeGroupName
       into  DestinationVolumeGroupName.  The  physical  volumes  moved can be
       specified either explicitly via PhysicalVolumePath, or implicitly by -n
       LogicalVolumeName,  in  which case only physical volumes underlying the
       specified logical volume will be moved.

       If DestinationVolumeGroupName does not exist, a new volume  group  will
       be  created.   The  default  attributes for the new volume group can be
       specified    with    --alloc,     --clustered,     --maxlogicalvolumes,
       --metadatatype,   and   --maxphysicalvolumes  (see  vgcreate(8)  for  a
       description of these options).  If any of these options are not  given,
       default  attribute(s)  are  taken from SourceVolumeGroupName. If a non-
       LVM2 metadata type (e.g. lvm1) is being used, you  should  use  the  -M
       option to specify the metadata type directly.

       If  DestinationVolumeGroupName  does  exist,  it  will  be  checked for
       compatibility with SourceVolumeGroupName before  the  physical  volumes
       are  moved. Specifying any of the above default volume group attributes
       with an existing destination volume group is an  error,  and  no  split
       will occur.

       Logical  volumes cannot be split between volume groups. Vgsplit(8) only
       moves complete physical volumes: To move part of a physical volume, use
       pvmove(8).   Each  existing  logical  volume  must  be  entirely on the
       physical volumes forming either the source or  the  destination  volume
       group.   For  this reason, vgsplit(8) may fail with an error if a split
       would result in a logical volume being split across volume groups.


       See lvm for common options.


       lvm(8), vgcreate(8), vgextend(8), vgreduce(8), vgmerge(8)