How do I list the devices associated with logical volumes under LVM?

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Logical Volume Management (LVM)


The lvscan, lvs, and lvdisplay commands will list the existing logical volumes, but how can I display the physical devices associated with those logical volumes?


Use the lvs -o +devices command. For example,

ls-lvm:~ # lvs -o +devices
  LV       VG   Attr   LSize   Origin Snap%  Move Log Copy%  Convert Devices      
  arch1    asm  -wi-ao 120.00m                                       /dev/sdb5(0) 
  arch2    asm  -wi-ao 120.00m                                       /dev/sdb5(30)
  critical ceo  -wi-ao 240.00m                                       /dev/sdc1(0) 
  data     lrg  -wi-ao 500.00m                                       /dev/sdb6(0) 
  data     lrg  -wi-ao 500.00m                                       /dev/sdb7(0) 
  root     sys  -wi-ao 548.00m                                       /dev/sda3(0) 
  usr      sys  -wi-ao   2.52g                                       /dev/sda3(137)
  var      sys  -wi-ao 448.00m                                       /dev/sda3(781)


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  • Document ID:7009599
  • Creation Date: 21-Jun-2012
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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