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Storage command line reference

lmi storage is a command for :ref:`LMI metacommand <lmi_metacommand>`, which allows listing and manipulation of storage on a remote host with installed :ref:`OpenLMI storage provider <openlmi-storage-provider>`.

Available commands:

lmi `storage`_
Generic information about storage devices, like listing devices and their dependencies.
lmi `storage fs`_
Filesystem and other data format management.
lmi `storage luks`_
LUKS management (i.e. device encryption).
lmi `storage lv`_
Logical Volume management.
lmi `storage mount`_
Mount management.
lmi `storage partition`_
Partition management.
lmi `storage partition-table`_
Partition table management.
lmi `storage raid`_
MD RAID management.
lmi `storage vg`_
Volume Group management.
lmi `storage thinpool`_
Thin Pool management.
lmi `storage thinlv`_
Thin Logical Volume management.

Common options

  • <device> can be specified as one of:

    • DeviceID of appropriate CIM_StorageExtent. This is internal OpenLMI ID of the device and it should be stable across system reboots.
    • Device name directly in /dev directory, such as /dev/sda. This device name is available as Name property of CIM_StorageExtent.
    • Name of MD RAID or logical volume. This method cannot be used when the name is not unique, for example when there are two logical volumes with the same name, allocated from different volume groups. This name is available as ElementName property of CIM_StorageExtent.
  • <vg> represents name of a volume group, with or without /dev/ prefix.

  • Any <size>, such as size of new partition or new logical volume, can be specified with 'T', 'G', 'M' or 'K' suffix, which represents appropriate unit (terabytes, gigabytes etc.) 1K (kilobyte) is 1024 of bytes. The suffix is case insensitive, i.e. 1g = 1G.