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Accessing volume devices

As soon as a volume has been created and initialized, it is available for use as a virtual disk partition by the operating system for the creation of a file system, or by application programs such as relational databases and other data management software.

Creating a volume in a disk group sets up block and character (raw) device files that can be used to access the volume:

/dev/vx/dsk/diskgroup/volume block device file for volume

/dev/vx/rdsk/diskgroup/volume character device file for volume

The pathnames include a directory named for the disk group. Use the appropriate device node to create, mount and repair file systems, and to lay out databases that require raw partitions.