crfs commands create a VxFS file system by writing to a special character device file. The special character device must be a Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) volume.
mkfs builds a file system with a root directory and a
Before creating a file system, you must create the target device. Refer to your operating system documentation for more information. If you are using a logical device, see the VxVM documentation for instructions on device initialization.
Entries for every file system created by the
crfs command are added to the
/etc/filesystems file. The
mkfs command does not add entries to
/etc/filesystems. Also by using
fsck command can automatically determine the vfs type of a new file system. This eliminates the need to call the VxFS-specific
fsck command (
mkfs_vxfs(1M) manual pages.
To create a file system
mkfs [-V vxfs] [generic_options
] [-o specific_options
crfs -v vxfs -d special