vgrename – Used to rename the name of the volume group

The vgrename command is used to rename the name of a volume group in Linux. This command is useful when you want to change the name of a volume group to something more descriptive or to follow a specific naming convention.


The syntax of the vgrename command is as follows:


In this syntax, OLD_VG_NAME is the current name of the volume group that you want to rename, and NEW_VG_NAME is the new name that you want to assign to the volume group.

Here is an example of how to use the vgrename command:

vgrename vg01 myvg

This command renames the volume group vg01 to myvg.

Specific use cases

  • Renaming a volume group to follow a specific naming convention
  • Renaming a volume group to make it more descriptive


The following table lists the available options for the vgrename command:

Option Description
-h, –help Display help information about the command.
-v, –verbose Display verbose output.
-t, –test Test mode. Do not actually rename the volume group.

Troubleshooting tips

  • Make sure that the volume group exists before attempting to rename it.
  • Check that you have the necessary permissions to rename the volume group.
  • If the vgrename command fails, check the system logs for error messages.


  • The vgrename command should be used with caution, as it can cause issues if not used properly.
  • Renaming a volume group may affect other parts of the system that rely on the volume group name, such as scripts and configuration files. Therefore, it is important to test the changes thoroughly before implementing them in a production environment.