NAME
       pvremove - remove a physical volume

SYNOPSIS
       pvremove  [-d|--debug]  [-h|--help]  [-t|--test] [-v|--verbose] [--ver-
       sion] [-f[f]|--force [--force]] [-y|--yes] PhysicalVolume [PhysicalVol-
       ume...]

DESCRIPTION
       pvremove  wipes the label on a device so that LVM will no longer recog-
       nise it as a physical volume.

OPTIONS
       See lvm(8) for common options.

       -ff, --force --force
              Force the removal of a physical volume belonging to an  existing
              volume  group.   Normally  vgreduce(8) should be used instead of
              this command.  You cannot remove a physical volume which in  use
              by some active logical volume.

       -y, --yes
              Answer yes to all questions.

SEE ALSO
       lvm(8), pvcreate(8), pvdisplay(8), vgreduce(8)

Sistina Software UK LVM TOOLS 2.02.88(2)-RHEL5 (2013-06-25)        PVREMOVE(8)